As reported by CNA today, The Church is revising what the Catechism says about the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty. Whereas the current version of paragraph 2267 of the Catechism states “Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse
Joy and thanksgiving seem like corny, melodramatic words. But they have a deep and rich importance in our human experience, and it’s important to grow in our understanding of them, and to express them in our life. Thanksgiving All good things are of God. Every good thing. Every thing that is good in our lives
Talk is cheap. Only actions have high value. That is universally true because talk doesn’t directly make change. Actions do. Talk I’m increasingly confused and frustrated by the Church’s modern rhetoric. Too often it seems to be an extension of the secular mind, rather than of Catholic thought. The secular world—particularly today—focuses on flavor-of-the-month issues.
The Church is always in need of rebuilding and renewal. The Apostles were scattered at Gethsemane; only John, and the Holy Virgin were present at the cross. So many disciples abandoned Jesus when the Word was too difficult for them to accept on that day that Our Lord said “If you do not eat the
To my genuine shock and surprise, the Holy Father has rejected a proposal by German bishops to allow Protestant spouses in inter-demoninational marriages to receive holy Communion. The global Church dodged a bullet on that one! But we are still left with a greater problem—the state of the Church in Germany, whose loud voice gets
Why does Mary make men—and women—so hopelessly devoted to her?