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Tag Archives: conscience
It’s Tuesday in the 4th Week of Lent. The Roman Station is San Lorenzo in Damaso, another of the many churches dedicated to St. Lawrence, so beloved of the Romans. Card. Bacci talks about a well-formed and about a badly-form … Continue reading
UPDATE: I was sent this Tweet of Matteo Matzuzzi of Il Foglio: Diversamente da quanto si legge in giro, Caffarra @ilfoglio_it non risponde a Müller (questione cronologica) https://t.co/cSnq1DwrFk — Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017 [Decoded: “Differently from what is … Continue reading
In this epoch of mercy, encounter and accompaniment, it seems that the categories of law, doctrine and conscience are becoming less and less meaningful. Certain churchmen today are opining about, for example, conscience and the reception of Holy Communion. … Continue reading
Sam Gregg of Acton Institute has a great piece today at Crisis about the topic of “conscience”. My emphases. An Archbishop and the Catholic Conscience Conscience is one of those subjects about which numerous Catholics today are, alas, sadly misinformed. Despite … Continue reading
The mighty Francis Card. Arinze gave a video interview to LifeSite. He reminds everyone of what real primacy of conscience is in the Church’s teaching. He clarifies that we have the responsibility to have a properly formed conscience. We cannot simply claim … Continue reading
At CWR, Sam Gregg has a good piece of analysis. Samples… It was inevitable. Any discussion about marriage and the family during a synod of Catholic bishops was always going to involve questions of morality. Just as the furor around Humanae … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was reading an article on the SSPX website on Religious Liberty last night. In it, they quoted Dignitatis Humanæ of the Second Vatican Council. Interestingly, the part the SSPX would particularly object to is missing on the … Continue reading
My email is filled with notes from people who need to be talked off the ledge. The reason – this time – is Pope Francis’ interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the atheist editor of the vile Italian daily La Repubblica. BTW… … Continue reading
Have you seen the Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty? You can virtually attend a rally. BUT… BUT… you have to PRAY too, right? Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty O God our Creator, through the power and working of your … Continue reading
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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! In 1991 Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a talk to American Bishops called “Conscience and Truth”. This talk is useful today, especially in the context of two major controversies that are going on as I … Continue reading
From the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Tyler, comes this sermon from Fr. Anthony McLaughlin. He nails it. He sets up the context, lays out many examples of how the Obama Administration has been undermining freedom, … Continue reading
Our objections to Pres. Obama’s attacks… are not about politics or political parties are not about being Catholic are not about contraception. No, on the contrary, they … are about conscience are about religious liberty are about our rights from … Continue reading
When I saw this video my first thought was, “What is this? Tolkien?” Perhaps it is. The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings present a seemingly hopeless struggle against evil. The protagonists were constantly challenged to overcome their limitations, … Continue reading
The Cardinal Newman Society has this about Georgetown University’s invitation of HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, supporter of Tiller the late-term abortionist, the President’s pointman in the attack on the Church’s and on freedom of religion, the architect of forcing Catholic … Continue reading
In light of the current circumstances we face as Catholics, as people of all faiths, and as American citizens, this is excerpted from the Good Friday intercession prayers in the Ordinary Form: IX. For those in public office Let us … Continue reading