Church in Crisis

Fratelli Tutti: A Socialist-Utopian, Ecumenical-Interreligious Encyclical

The new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (hereafter FT), is an atypical papal document. First, because, contrary to tradition, it is not addressed to the Catholic bishops, clergy, or faithful.1 Instead, it is written for “all people of goodwill, regardless of their religious convictions.”2 Second, because it is not inspired by Sacred Scripture, Fathers or Doctors of the …

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Faithful Resistance to Pope Francis’s Call for Civil Union Laws

  Catholics have long extended the benefit of the doubt to Pope Francis when he frequently veers off the path of orthodoxy. With his latest statement regarding same-sex civil unions, there are no benefits in entertaining doubts. Many Catholics sense something is terribly wrong. “What we have to create is a civil union law,” says …

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Don’t Treat Wolves Like Lost Sheep

The doctrine of Our Lord Jesus Christ is full of seemingly antagonistic truths which nevertheless when examined closely, far from mutually denying one another, actually complement one another, forming a truly marvellous harmony. This is the case, for example, with the seeming contradiction between divine Justice and Goodness. God is at the same time infinitely …

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