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The Catholic Church Doesn’t Do “Paradigm Shifts”

The evolution of the Church’s understanding of the gospel over the centuries is not a matter of “paradigm shifts,” or ruptures, or radical breaks and new beginnings; it’s a question of what theologians call the development of doctrine.

Honor Thy Father

Good husbands and fathers do a lot of good — and the key is marriage.

The Kids Are Not All Right

Something is robbing young people of happiness and well-being. Figuring out what it is requires a certain modesty.

Waugh’s Helena, Father General, and the Reality of Revelation

It has been clear for over two years that the marriage/divorce/holy communion controversy pits those who, with Vatican II, affirm the reality of revelation against those who insist that experience and history judge revelation.

Paul, Apollos, and Cephas, All Over Again

Christ is not divisible and neither is his truth. And authentic pastoral accompaniment must always be along “the way” of the One who is also “the truth and the life.”

Could Pope Francis Break Apart the Catholic Church?

As an advisory committee to the Pope, the synod has no real power in the Catholic Church, but it is still important because of the fissures it reveals.

Can We Still Make the Case that Mothers and Fathers Matter?

With gay marriage now the law, the message to heterosexuals is to continue to devalue the biological and social importance of mothers and fathers, and to discount the needs of children.

Africa’s Catholic Moment

The most important Catholic event of 2014 was the dramatic moment when Africa’s bishops emerged as effective, powerful proponents of dynamic orthodoxy in the world Church.

Between Two Synods

The ordinary synod of 2015 ought to reflect more clearly the three concerns that Pope Francis expressed in his closing address to synod 2014: a passionate concern for mission, a compassionate concern for people in difficult situations, and a committed concern for the settled truths of the Catholic faith.