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That’s what could happen on a legal theory articulated by the Obama administration—and the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were quick to pick up on the fact. The case at hand involves a Lutheran minister, but the principles potentially apply to the issue of women’s ordination in the Catholic Church. Specifically, the case involves […]

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Many years ago, when I was first starting to work in apologetics, I was reading an article by an Italian journalist—I think it may have been Andrea Tornielli—who referred in passing to “Pope Wojtyla,” meaning John Paul II. “How disrespectful!” I thought. At the time, I was only used to referring to popes by their […]

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Yippie! Approved apparitions are cool! The apparition took place in 1859 in what is now the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. For the last two years a diocesan commission has been evaluating its authenticity, and on Wednesday (Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception), Bishop David Ricken announced its approval. Apparently, he was surprised […]

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At last! I’ve had a lot of people ask when the book would be available for pre-order, and now it is! In fact, I’m pleased to tell you how to get your very own, autographed copy of the book–together with an exclusive audio interview that will not be available anywhere else. Catholic Answers is doing […]

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Probably. I mean, it’s not certain, but at this point it’s probable. Why do I say that? And who am I talking about? If you don’t recognize his picture, it’s John Henry Cardinal Newman. As to why is it probable, well, he is to be beatified. GET THE STORY. If he is beatified, it is […]

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They don’t. Call priests "Father" in Latin, that is. This is a fact that came to my attention recently when I was reading a volume of Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions (a canon law journal that prints what its name indicates) that had a revision from the reign of John Paul II of the […]

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It’s shocking! You know how only a third of Catholics believe in the Real Presence? Well, they don’t. By which I mean: It isn’t true that only a third of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. That’s a myth that got created due to thee things: (1) a pollster using a poorly worded questions that […]

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The U.S. bishops are meeting this week in the second of their two meetings that are held each year. JOHN ALLEN HAS A PREVIEW HERE. HE ALSO HAS UPDATED COVERAGE UNDERWAY HERE. If I can, I’ll offer some thoughts about what they’re discussing this time, but I wanted to get links up first so that […]

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John Allen has an interesting interview with Cardinal George which, for some idiotic reason,the NCR folks decided to put online in pdf form. FIRST, HERE’S A BACKGROUNDER ON THE INTERVIEW. AND HERE’S THE INTERVIEW ITSELF. In the interview, Cardinal George has a number of things to say that have a bearing on the thesis that […]

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Sigh.

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So the Dutch Dominicans have put out a pamphlet calling for local churches to pick their own ministers, men or women, married or single, straight or homosexual, to celebrate the Eucharist, and hopefully these will be ordained by the local bishop and everyone will join hands and sing Kumbaya, blah, blah, blah. GET THE STORY. […]

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