The "final" report
The Synod on the family excised references to homosexuality and re-marriage from its summary relatio, reassuring many while settling little.
A Synod Wrap-up
- Robert Royal - The Catholic Thing
There's already been so much reporting on what happened in Rome last week, that let's try a little Synodal thought-experiment.
Africans are no longer junior partners in Catholicism Inc.
One of the most perceptive books ever written about the Second Vatican Council was Ralph Wiltgen's 1967 "The Rhine Flows into the Tiber," about how many of the reform energies at the council first took shape in German-speaking Catholicism.
Pope beatifies Paul VI, 'great helmsman' of Vatican II
Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are "God's newness" both "in the Church and in the world."
The Passion of Blessed Paul VI - 'Humanae vitae'
Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the blessed Pope's 1968 encyclical which was received with widespread dissent.
A Tale of Targeting
- First Things
I am a professor of English and Classics at Cal State-Northridge, where I began teaching in 2008 after earning my doctorate in English and MA in Classics from SUNY.
Bad news on homosexuality
Whether or not the Church amends the Catechism on same-sex attraction, two generations of Catholics have certainly broken ranks.
Five Trends Among the Unchurched
- Barna Group
Since 1990, the percentage of unchurched adults in America has risen from 30% to 43% of the population. Even as this segment has grown, has their profile changed?
12 Films That Defined America
Every culture has deeply embedded myths, and cinema has often been the medium through which America’s myths have been transmitted.