As I speak, I cannot help but notice the nervousness of not a few of you, so let's acknowledge the elephant in the room by asking where Pope Francis fits into the scheme of things.
In recent days many statements of concern have been issued, particularly by theologians, philosophers, and pastors regarding the interpretations and implications of the exhortation "Amoris Laetitia."
I have not written this essay to whitewash Catholic history. My aim was to express admiration for the prodigious achievements that Catholicism and the Catholic Church deserve credit for — credit that is not often given to it due to deep-seated bias and firmly established myths.
There is, in many quarters, increasing concern about the hyper-charged political correctness that has gripped our campuses and other forums of public conversation.
It was 1962 when he first wrote to her.