Pope Francis Joins Anglicans

It was announced on the first of this month that after attending Evensong in St Peter’s Basilica and visiting an Anglican Church in Rome, the news from the Vatican is that Pope Francis is in secret talks with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Wellbeing about converting to the Anglican faith. Vatican spokesman Aprile Primera said that Pope [Read More…]

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Is California’s Attorney General A Holocaust Denier?

The Federalist reports here on California’s attempt to throw pro life campaigner David Daleiden in prison because he secretly filmed Planned Parenthood officials seeming to discuss how they dismember unborn babies and crush their skulls before they are born so they can harvest and then sell their body parts. Yesterday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced 15 [Read More…]

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The Flaw in the Benedict Option

Writing for The Federalist Luma Simms offers her own stark critique of Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option. For those who are not in the know, Dreher’s recent book campaigns for Christians to beat a retreat in the culture wars. He doesn’t exactly call for us to hunker down, pull up the drawbridges and man the battlements, but there is [Read More…]

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The Circles of Sin – 2 – The Wrathful

I am recording my homilies for Lent–a series on sin based on Dante’s Inferno. The first week (which you can find here) was on the Vestibule of Hell–where we find the lazy and indifferent. They didn’t do anything terribly wrong, but neither did they do anything wonderfully good. Then the sins of incontinence–loving good things [Read More…]

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Ten Things to Remember About Married Catholic Priests

Pope Francis has said that he may consider the ordination of some married men. There is lots of room for confusion here. So here are ten things to remember about this matter: Celibacy for priests is a discipline not a doctrine – The Pope can’t change doctrine. He can change discipline. A discipline is something [Read More…]

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Are Married Priests the Magic Bullet?

People have asked my opinion about Pope Francis’ suggestion that maybe ordaining older married men would help. Really. I’ve written about the topic of married priests so much already. Go here and here and here and here and here and here and there’s more. Just search my blog for “married priests.” If you want to know what I think. Click away! [Read more…]

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