Last Friday night, our family of ten visited a local pizza place to celebrate the completion of our new kitchen--and yes I do see the irony there, but I figure the new kitchen stayed clean that way and I didn’t have to cook. So, winning. The kids were of course beyond excited for the outing, because dining out is a pretty rare treat for the likes of us--did I mention there are ten people in our family?
As we sat drinking our sodas and eating our Chicago-style slices, my twelve-year-old daughter leaned in and whispered, “Mom! Do you see how all the people around us are on screens? Those adults over there are all looking down, on their phones, and that little boy at that other table is...READ MORE
Scott Eric Alt has recently written two articles on the “Limbo of Infants” arguing that limbo is not dogmatic and explaining why he disagrees with it as a theological opinion. This is a highly debated and very emotional point for many, especially those who have experienced miscarriage and still birth. There has been both a development in theological opinion and also it seems that a development of doctrine may be working itself out as well. Sorting out all of the theological details will take some time. I would at least like to make a few clarifications to help guide a discussion of this topic.
1. Limbo is not a distinct, fourth place in the afterlife; it is a part of hell. The teaching on...READ MORE
Play Ball! On Faith and Baseball – George J. Galloway, The Dispatch
Laugh and Grow Strong – Melanie Jean Juneau, Catholic Stand
Pope Asks Bishops To Set Up New Charities To Mark Year of Mercy – Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald
Making A Murderer, Loving the Guilty – Nic Davidson, Ignitum Today
The Truth Is Rarely Safe – Francis J. Beckwith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
A Rome Story – Cecily Lowe, Catholic Stand
Regensburg Revisited: Ten Years Later, A West Still in Denial – Samuel Gregg Ph.D., The Catholic World Report
Update on Reginald Foster’s ‘Ossa Latinitatis Sola’, Request for Old Ludi Domestici – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog
Different countries have chosen various days of the calendar to recognize the Holocaust. Poland marks the solemn occasion on April 19, the anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
World War II was perhaps the darkest period of Poland’s history. It is difficult to wrap one’s mind around just how awful it was. Certainly it was beyond horrific for the Jews that made up 10 percent of Poland’s population, but it was also a nightmare for non-Jewish Poles. The Nazis, in their maniacal drive to create the “master race,” killed six million Jews from all over Europe, while nearly two million non-Jewish Poles were killed for their “inferior race.” Twenty percent of the Polish...READ MORE
A panel on Raymond Arroyo’s most recent The World Over program on EWTN had a very candid but respectful discussion of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
In the half hour segment (see above) first aired last Thursday, Robert Royal, president of the Faith and Reason Institute and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, and canonist Father Gerald Murray, weighed in on various aspects of the document.
Royal began by noting the positive points in the exhortation and that the Holy Father speaks “very clearly” about “at least five controversial issues”: contraception, the right to life, conscientious objection for medical workers, same-sex “marriage” not being in...READ MORE
Wow. This is an insight into the pro-abortion frame of mind. When faced with clear evidence that Planned Parenthood they deny and dismiss. That's it.
Last year, The Center for Medical Progress released a series of secretly recorded videos that showed Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of baby body parts. For the past year, critics of the video have simply dismissed the videos as "highly edited." That's been their mantra. Unfortunately for them, the CMP released unedited footage on their website. But still, pro-aborts and the media (whom I call Planned Parenthood's AV club) simply keep denying and dismissing.
Here you've got Chuck Todd of Meet the Press simply calling the...READ MORE