Dissent

A CUF member asks… Is there anywhere a list of the definitive moral teachings of the Church? Would it be correct to call anyone a dissenter who dissents from a teaching in the Catechism even if it not on a list of definitive teachings? Leon Suprenant answers: Probably the closest thing comprehensive list of definitive […]

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

I just received in the mail two brand new titles from BlueBridge Books, an imprint of United Tribes Media. One is entitled The Great Medieval Heretics: Five Centuries of Religious Dissent, by Michael Frassetto. The other one is entitled The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, by Sr. Joan Chittister. Publishers do these things, and […]

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Reality Church

Surely one of the “lowlights” of today’s culture is “reality TV.” These programs have no plot, no substance, and no enduring value. And ironically, one hallmark of “reality TV” is that it’s eerily unreal. Staged spontaneity is neither good drama nor real living. Tragically, the radical subjectivism of our secular society reflected in reality TV […]

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