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  • Pope Francis and the convert problem

    Pope Francis and the convert problem

    Some of the biggest critics of Pope Francis are people who joined the Catholic Church from a different faith, or none at all. Is it possible the baggage they brought with them has distorted their hermeneutic, and they are suffering from ‘convert neurosis’?

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  • Scottish lessons for the Church in the United States

    Scottish lessons for the Church in the United States

    At a recent meeting of priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, spoke about what lessons could be learned in the United States from the Church in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. He also said the Church in America has reason to hope, because the people in the pews haven’t wavered in their faith.

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  • We need to resist brave new world of ‘Gattaca’ before it’s too late

    We need to resist brave new world of ‘Gattaca’ before it’s too late

    It became official this week: We can now edit the genetic material of embryos. It’s being hailed as a major breakthrough to fight disease, but as the movie “Gattaca” so brilliantly demonstrated two decades ago, there are numerous, profound ethical questions when such a practice is normalized. If we wait for our grandchildren to resolve them, it will be too late.

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  • A Latino/a take: Vatican’s ‘ecumenism of hate’ essay is onto something

    A Latino/a take: Vatican’s ‘ecumenism of hate’ essay is onto something

    Theologian and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel H. Diaz, contends that the central theological insights and socio-political implications for American society voiced by Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro and Reverend Marcelo Figueroa in a controversial article on U.S. politics in a Vatican-affiliated publication find a home within the hearts of Latinos/as and other “underrepresented” communities in the United States.  

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  • Discovering the real depth of the Feast of the Transfiguration

    Discovering the real depth of the Feast of the Transfiguration

    In remembering the Transfiguration, the believer is summoned to understand its spiritual depths and its significance to their interior life. Every event in the life of the Lord Jesus is a treasury of heavenly wisdom and its remembrance can become a font of grace to those who observe it, but in particular, the Transfiguration stands out, and here’s why.

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  • Vatican’s strong Venezuela stand gives backing to bishops

    Vatican’s strong Venezuela stand gives backing to bishops

    In the aftermath of Sunday’s vote for Maduro’s new constituent assembly – boycotted by the opposition – the government seized opposition leaders and continued its killing of protesters in the streets. The Venezuelan bishops stood with the opposition, and with the protesters. Now the Vatican has forcefully called on the government to back down.

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