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When Cardinals don't understand the Bible
Leaving aside the arguments about reduced culpability for a moment, I would like to post, for the record, some of my more fundamental concerns regarding the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia . Reading this document was, I found, not like reading anythin...

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From Christian to Atheist & Back Again.
My attention was drawn today to this rather stunning piece on Atheism & conversion in The New Statesman  which you can read for yourself  here . It's author is A. N. Wilson, an English writer and newspaper columnist, known for his critical biographies, nove...

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Why Papal Silence Might not be a Bad Thing
Lots of people think that in the name of truth and with the mission of clarity in proclaiming that truth which is an essential facet of the papacy, Pope Francis should answer the Cardinal's dubia about Amoris Laetitia . Pope Francis is after all the final a...

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Architectural News from Norcia
Some rather depressing news from Dr. Robert Moynihan, who, in his latest letter reports news from the Monks of Norcia / Monaci di Norcia: "They told me that the archbishop of Spoleto, Renato Boccardo, age 64 -- who has jurisdiction over Norcia -- has decide...

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Evangelisation is not a Protestant thing
Evangelisation is not a Protestant thing, but part of our task as Christians. The Twelve Apostles of Mexico were twelve hand-picked Franciscan friars who arrived in New Spain in 1524 and become known for their extraordinary dedication and self-sacrificing l...

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Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable
Image: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters Coptic Christians gather outside Tanta's Mar Girgis Church after bomb disrupts Palm Sunday service. This is an interesting post  about the Coptic response to ISIS attacks in Egypt and the effect it is having on society ...

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The Anatomy of Discipleship
In this post , Ann Yeong who blogs at  sets out to analyse how we become an effective Evangelist. I think she succeeds in describing the anatomy of discipleship. It is not through our efforts, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, that anyone fi...

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Pope Francis is Speaking about Retirement...
According to Damian Thompson & the new Spectator's religion podcast, rumours from Rome are that the Pope has spoken to numerous people about his intention to follow Pope Benedict and retire in the next few years, but only after several consistories have sui...

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Arguments for reduced culpability: A dialogue.
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, holds his copy of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), during a news conference for the release of the document at the Vatican April...

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More Foxes in the Vatican Henhouse
Fr James Martin SJ A week or so ago Fr Dwight Longnecker posted this blog . It's one of those posts that contains so much truth I felt it was well worth sharing here. It's on stuff that makes me shake my head. It seems really obvious. But the powers that be...
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