He writes: I am one of the readers of your blog and enjoy reading your apologetics. I am writing to you concerning the call to every Christian to love and serve God and submit to his will, which in today’s world of “me, myself and I” is a very ludicrous idea. The question is how [Read More...]
That is, he gets that the only real difference between Francis and his immediate predecessors is not a change in the Church’s teaching, but simply a particular gift for being able to make the Church’s teaching heard. All the recent popes have said the same thing. The difference is that Francis is unavoidable. Three central [Read More...]
I have heard from any number of people expressing horror–yes, horror–at the idea that people on the cultural and political left find Francis attractive. In the early Church, a Paul would have seized such an opportunity to preach the gospel to a receptive audience. But in our tribalized culture of identity politics, and aided and [Read More...]
panic over Pope Francis yet again. JoAnna Wahlund grabs them by the shoulders as they scream incoherently like a little girl with a spider on her blouse, and talks them down. Turns out Pope Francis is pretty much saying, you know, what the Church has always said about the possible salvation of non-believers. It also [Read More...]
He writes: Hope all is well! I wanted to share the exciting news that Fr. Robert Barron just released his newest film, “CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization”. Check out the trailer: film also debuts with a comprehensive study program, authored by yours truly. It’s perfect for small-groups and parish Bible-studies. In just six weeks you traverse [Read More...]
I’m pretty busy for the next week or so and can’t check in in the comboxes as much as I’d like. So when the umpteenth Traditionalist makes the case for his superiority to the rest of the Church: Those who argue for the superiority of the Traditional Latin Mass (whether they deem the NO valid [Read More...]
Reader David Gray writes: Just dropping you a note to let you know that we launched a new website today. It’s called Catholic Defender Daily, and it’s an aggregate with the purpose to collect and present the best Catholic proposals and defenses of the faith – articles, videos, images, quotes, and audio. Please visit the [Read More...]
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