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September 22, 2015

Editors Note: In light of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, we are continuing a series of posts that answer the most common arguments made against the office of the papacy and the men who have held that office. The first post in the series can be accessed here.

Myth #3: Peter was important, but he had no special authority that could be passed...

September 21, 2015
Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square

As Pope Francis travels through the United States during his visit to the World Congress of Families in Pennsylvania, expect critics of all stripes to be denouncing him and his office. That’s why this week we will be publishing a series of posts that refute these pernicious myths about the office of the Papacy as well as those who have held that office.  

Myth #1 - The papacy is not found in the Bible.

It’s true the word papacy is not in the Bible, but...

September 21, 2015

I was glad I was sitting down when I read about the priest in a small town in Wisconsin. His parish just finished purchasing extensive land on which to construct a new church and other buildings. The congregation had been in a celebratory mood. In the Sunday bulletin he reported that “we truly ‘christened’ our new property . . . when we carried the Blessed Sacrament in procession there. As I broke up particles of the Sacred Host and scattered them over our 37 acres . . .”

Whoa, Nellie...

September 16, 2015

To celebrate suicide prevention week, advocates of doctor-assisted suicide rammed a bill through the California legislature that they had been unable to pass previously.

Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not said whether or not he will sign the bill, criticized the surprise tactics used by those in the legislature.

You can use this web page to give him your views on the matter.


September 14, 2015

A Catholic magazine ran an article on divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. The writer was a professor of sociology—not a good sign when the issue is one of doctrine rather than social trends. After two pages of statistics and comparisons he got to his unsurprising prescription: let divorced Catholics remarry in the Church and let them receive Communion.

One did not have to wait until the end to discover the writer’s opinion. The article went bad in the first paragraph. He...