Controversies in Church History

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Latest Episode: Where Does it Say What the Pope Can’t Do?

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Where Does it Say What the Pope Can’t Do?

So, things are heating up in terms of Church news lately. The “Synod on Synodality” is set to meet in October, and we have the Vatican clearly preparing for what it takes to be a major event. The appointment of Victor Fernandez as head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith signaled this… Continue reading Where Does it Say What the Pope Can’t Do?

New in Crisis Mag: the Temptations of the Lay Apologist

I have a new article out today in Crisis Magazine, titled “The Last Temptation of the Lay Apologist.” Here’s a snippet: The tradition of lay apologists is a venerable one, going back to early Church Fathers such as Justin Martyr and Tertullian. But today, lay apologists for the Faith face challenges even the likes of… Continue reading New in Crisis Mag: the Temptations of the Lay Apologist

World Youth Day Syndrome

So, another World Youth Day has come and gone. This global gathering of Catholic “yutes” (let him who has an ear hear) originated by Pope John Paul II in 1985, has become a staple of post-Vatican II life for many in the Church. The Church has been holding mass outdoor events since the early twentieth… Continue reading World Youth Day Syndrome

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