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In the period immediately preceding the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and, even more so, in the post-Conciliar period, the Church's canonical discipline was called into question at its very foundations.
In his 1990 Address to the Roman Rota (the Pope's ordinary court of appeal), Pope Saint John Paul II describes the inseparability of sound pastoral practice and canonical discipline.
Over the past few years, certain words, for example, "pastoral," "mercy," "listening," "discernment," "accompaniment," and "integration" have been applied to the Church in a kind of magical way, that is, without clear definition but as the slogans of an ideology replacing what is irreplaceable for us: the constant doctrine and discipline of the Church.
A picnic table at Grandma's house ended up being a test of my faith.
The president of the University of Mary discusses our apostolic age, the Eucharist, and the Church's engagement with harmful ideas.
Anybody who cares about the healthy sexual and character development of children should read the report Teens and Pornography issued earlier this year by the organization Common Sense Media.