Proud Episcopalians Play the Victim Card

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Did you think that perhaps the Episcopalians would respond with humility and repentance in the wake of their suspension from the Anglican Communion? Of course not. They have responded openly and bluntly with pride. We could have predicted this. In response to the suspension of the Episcopal Church from the Anglican Communion, immediately the Episcopalians [Read More...]

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What Does the Episcopalian Suspension Mean?

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

UPDATED POST When I was an Anglican I remember one of the stories that came out of a Lambeth Conference (the once a decade meeting of all Anglican bishops in Canterbury) An Episcopalian bishop got into an argument with an African over homosexuality. He finally said to the African in a patronizing, snooty Anglican way, [Read More...]

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Transhumanism: The Future Horror is Here

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In 2004 Dr Irving Weissman, director of the Stanford Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regnerative Medicine injected brain cells from aborted human fetuses into the developing brains of healthy mice where the cells grew into normal human neurons. The popular press called it he “StuartLittle Experiment”after the children’s book character who is a feisty [Read More...]

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Women at Home in the Church

Dorothy Day

I remember a curmudgeonly priest once shocking me by saying, “Women have a place in the church…on their knees…either scrubbing the floor or praying.” Errm. Maybe or maybe not. In fact, although ordination is reserved to men in the Catholic Church, my article for Aletia this week shows that ministry of women in the Catholic [Read More...]

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Are You Afflicted with Father Freelance?

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One hears rumbles and grumbles from time to time about priests who think they know better than the church and treat the liturgy like a suggestion rather than a script. You know the sort of priest who feels that he has to improve the language of the liturgy by “making it more understandable” Others are [Read More...]

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Ten Reasons Why Catholics Don’t Evangelize

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At a priest’s conference not long ago the speaker quoted some statistics. Christians of different traditions were asked percentage wise how important evangelization was to their understanding of the Christian faith. Mainline Protestants answered 60%. Evangelical Christians answered 85%. Catholics said 3%. We Catholics skate around this one muttering catch phrases like “The New Evangelization” [Read More...]

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