Love and Marriage: What Can Be Done?

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With the upcoming Synod of the Family some Catholics are biting their nails that there is going to be a revolution in church discipline and that suddenly all divorced and re-married Catholics will be permitted to receive communion. Probably not according to Cardinal Pell. The fathers of the church realize that Our Lord’s teaching on the [Read More...]

A Little Literary Tour of Oxford

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Here is my article for the Imaginative Conservative this week. It is an imaginary tour of literary Oxford. No other city in the world oozes literature as Oxford does. So come with me on a little literary tour of the city. We are going to start in the street called St Aldate’s at the front [Read More...]

The Marriage Mess

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Some Catholics are worrying themselves over whether the pope will allow Catholics who are divorced and remarried to receive communion. I am as concerned as anyone else about this issue and feel that the rule cannot be changed without changing the Catholic understanding of marriage. Indissoluble marriage is part of the revelation from Adam and [Read More...]

Why Do Catholics Fall For the New Age Movement?

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I always meet fascinating people and new friends when I come to EWTN to tape programs. I had lunch today with Sharon Giganti of the New Age Deception website. We discussed what made the New Age Movement so attractive to so many Catholics. I traveled to EWTN today in my clericals, and as usual I had [Read More...]

Drill Sergeant Wanted

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It never ceases to amaze me how soft and spineless we are when it comes to our Catholic faith. Everything else takes precedence. “It’s the annual retreat for your sons and daughters. Your kids have to be there.” “They’ve got a volleyball game that weekend we’re so busy I don’t feel comfortable asking my child [Read More...]

The Truth and Charity Trap

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In observing the Christian world in which I live and move and have my being it occurs to me that we too often fall into one of two different traps: we are charitable without truth or we are truthful without charity. By “charity” I mean the desire and inclination to be loving, kind and good [Read More...]


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