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Nunc Dimittis

By Robert Moynihan How we await with patience the things we long for. God finally answers our longings, in His time. A reflection on life, on death, on Christmas, and on Christian hope A happy and holy Christmas to all. The year 2020 has been difficult. We look forward now to the Christmas season and the [...]

Fratelli Tutti: A new encyclical that seems to “break the mold”

By ITV staff Interpreting Pope Francis' Newest Encyclical on "Social Friendship" Pope Francis repeatedly makes it clear, in his documents and his talks, his recorded remarks at secular events and interviews with atheist journalists, that he is a Pope for the whole world. “Jesus did not come to earth just for Catholics,” he seems to say, [...]

Do We Have A “Parallel Church”?

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has sparked a new discussion of what Vatican II has done to the Church — and whether the Council can be salvaged By Christina Deardurff Since gaining celebrity in 2018 as a “whistleblower” of sorts in the sexual abuse case of the ebullient and influential American prelate, then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Carlo [...]

Vatican II and the Work of the Spirit

His has been a severe-grace, but also a beneficent-grace By Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Capuchin Mass opening the third Worldwide Priests' Retreat at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, a gathering promoted by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Recently, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó and others have expressed their concerns about the present state of the [...]

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