Penetrating analysis by Dr. Robert Moynihan.

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 [...]

Was Vatican II Really the “Seed of Error”?

Or was it "a truth only half-received?" By John Cavadini, Ph. D. Ecumenism during the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000   In a statement dated June 20, 2020, Archbishop Viganò reduces the Second Vatican Council to a seedbed of contemporary error animated by the spirit of “Masonry.” I sympathize with his frustrations with regard [...]

“Essential” Catholic Economic Principles During Lockdowns

The Angelus by Jean-François Millet, 1858-1859, Museum d'Orsay in Paris By Michael Severance The COVID crisis is more than a health catastrophe. It is also a human wealth calamity in the making. Rash management of the ongoing pandemic by elected and unelected authorities has created an economic emergency across nations and on many levels. [...]

Distributing the Earth’s Goods During a Public Health Crisis

Distribution of supplies during the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh "Universal destination of goods" is always the underlying imperative By Thomas Storck In her long existence, the Catholic Church has confronted not only hostile empires, barbarians, and dictators, but also the diseases and plagues afflicting mankind. And in both her doctrine and her praxis we [...]

The Virus Between Faith and Medicine

Reflections by a Member of the American Catholic Medical Association, part 2 By Thomas W. McGovern, M.D. In Part 1, Dr. McGovern discussed the first two “pillars” of Catholic Social Teaching: (1) respect for human life and (2) seeking the common good. This month he discusses the last two ”pillars”: (3) solidarity and (4) subsidiarity. As [...]

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