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Time to “Change Doctrine” on Homosexuality?

The president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union said he believes the current church teaching on homosexuality is wrong, and not based in science. In an interview with the German Catholic news agency KNA, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg also said if he were Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, he would [...]

News from the East

By Matthew Trojacek Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate The Ecumenical Patriarchate in November honored the memory of its founder, the Holy Apostle Andrew the FirstCalled. On November 30, a solemn Divine Liturgy was presided by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Divine Liturgy was attended by the official delegation of the Church of Rome, headed by His [...]

Benedict’s Diagnosis of the Church in Ireland

The Church lost Ireland. Can she reclaim the false narrative of the past? By Dualta Roughneen* Pope Benedict XVI meets with Irish bishops at the Vatican, Feb. 15, 2010. The two-day, closed-door meeting was to assess responsibility in the Irish Church's handling of priestly sex abuse cases and explore ways to heal wounds left by [...]

Reflections on Joseph Ratzinger

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: "I was struck by his warmth, gentleness and wit" The first time I met Joseph Ratzinger still stands out clearly in my memory. He was then Cardinal Ratzinger and Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and I a young priest pursuing canon law studies in Rome. At that time [...]

A Shining Example of the “Feminine Genius”

Alice von Hildebrand was both intellectually uncompromising — and womanly I was fortunate enough to have struck up an informal relationship with Alice von Hildebrand in the course of my duties as Assistant Editor of this journal. It consisted, in fact, almost exclusively of emails we traded back and forth; some of them commenting on the [...]

“I appreciate his quiet humility”

By Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap. What I appreciate most about Pope Benedict XVI, a virtue that he has manifested throughout his life, is his quiet humility. He has never been a boisterous man wherein he pushed himself into the limelight. Rather, his calm, unassuming presence brought to every situation a reassuring strength that all would [...]

Plautilla Bricci (1616-1705): Italy’s First Woman Architect

Plautilla’s Madonna and Child that caused her to take a vow of chastity. An idealized portrait probably of Plautilla Bricci Melania G. Mazzucco, born in Rome on October 6, 1966, is one of Italy’s most distinguished authors. She writes fiction, scholarly tomes, art historical essays, and historical novels. Her first international success [...]

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