Daily Archives: 27 June 2017

Fr. Murray on 1 year after ‘Amoris laetitia’: The state of the question.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray, frequent contributor at The Catholic Thing and quite simply the best clerical TV commentator around (EWTN has to kick its game up to deserve him).
Fr. Murray has offered comments about Amoris laetitia one year after its release. … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment

Anything written by Edward Feser is reliable and worth time.  He recently joined forces with Joseph M. Bessette to create a new book exploring Catholic teaching about the hotly discussed “death penalty”.
James V. Schall, S.J. says of this book: “At … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Quasi-parish” priests

From a reader comes a messy question, which a Guest Priest will answer…
QUAERITUR:
Our “Quasi-parish”, due to rotation of clergy, has a new priest. His first outward change was to get the candles off the floor in front of the altar.
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Official LATIN version of ‘Amoris laetitia’ promulgated in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis

At the beginning of the sad and confusing controversy that has surrounded the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, with its objectively ambiguous statements that have pitted bishops’ conference against conference, diocese against diocese, parish against parish, family against family, I … Continue reading

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