The Catholic Roots of England

I was watching the service of Evensong from Westminster Abbey the other night that took place during Benedict XVI’s visit to England. It was all very splendid and you could tell Benedict was impressed with the Anglican music and ceremonial. His speech emphasized, however, the Catholic roots of both Westminster Abbey and England itself. In [Read More…]

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A Married Priest on Married Priests

Last week I was asked by an editor at the New York Times to contribute a very short article as part of a forum on the issue of married priests in the Catholic Church. She asked me specifically to outline some practical reasons against having married priests. I did so, and thereby received a fair [Read More…]

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Ten Things That Are Killing the Family

The Synod fathers this month were trying to address a real crisis in the human race: the disintegration of the family. The problems are very complex and are not simply a matter of people disobeying God’s law and running around with whoever they please. Is promiscuity a problem? Of course. Is divorce a disaster? Without [Read More…]

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Welcoming Gays: How Do I Do That?

The buzz word in the synod this month, and in the general discussion about homosexuals is the word “welcome” We are to “welcome homosexuals”. The problem is, no one is really explaining what this means. I hope those who feel strongly about this matter–who have responded with visceral compassion on the poor homosexual persons who [Read More…]

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Beautiful Balance in the Pope’s Final Speech to the Synod

Here are excerpts from the Pope’s final address to the synod with my observations in red. Read the whole speech here. And it has been “a journey” – and like every journey there were moments of running fast, as if wanting to conquer time and reach the goal as soon as possible; other moments of fatigue, [Read More…]

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On Being Supernaturally Normal

I had a terrific compliment last week. This person didn’t praise me for being extraordinary. She didn’t thank me for being intellectual or handsome or holy or amazing. She thanked me for being normal. We are so often attracted to what is weird. We follow the details of the lives of the stars of athletics [Read More…]

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