Tag Archives: Doctor of the Church

ASK FATHER: St. Irenaeus… Doctor of the Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Pope Francis has said that he is going to name St. Irenaeus of Lyon a “Doctor of the Church”. Is it possible that too many doctors, like too many pope saints, waters down the whole thing? … Read More

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Read More

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Mercy requires Truth and the move away from sin. “Mercy is not moral peek-a-boo.”

Some folks are blabbing about mercy mercy mercy while shoving truth under the rug.  They suggest that mercy trumps truth, dogma, law conversion, etc.  Wrong. We have to call people on that. There is a good article at Crisis Magazine … Read More

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PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II Doctor of the Church. I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of … Read More

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“Tell me now if it is possible for you to have faith in your heart and not tremble.” – St. Leonard of Port Maurice

Today in the Novus Ordo calendar is the feast of St. Leonard of Port Maurice (+1751). In one place, St. Leonard expounds on the number of those who make it to heaven. He is not optimistic. And he gives reasons. … Read More

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Two New Doctors of the Church

From Vatican Radio: The Holy See announced today that Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the Solemn Mass for the opening of the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The General Assembly will open on 7 October, … Read More

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7 October: Sts. John of Avila and Hildegard of Bingen to be proclaimed Doctors of the Church

From VIS: ST. JOHN OF AVILA AND ST. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN TO BE PROCLAIMED DOCTORS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH Vatican City, 27 May 2012 (VIS) – After celebrating Mass this morning in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost, … Read More

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St. John of Avila to be proclaimed Doctor of the Church

Here’s an interesting bit of news made by Pope Benedict in Spain: Announcement of the Holy Father Dear Brothers and Sisters, With great joy, here in this Cathedral Church of Santa María La Real de la Almudena, I announce to … Read More

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