Pope for a Day . . . Let the Battle Begin?

If you could be “Pope for a day”–assuming the Holy Spirit went along with it–what would you do? I’ve listened to many people discuss this question through the years. All of the comments I’ve heard have dealt with some aspect of Church discipline. Normative or “orthodox” Catholics tend to want to “clean house”–from excommunicating wayward politicians and theologians to taking a […]

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Entertaining Thoughts

Last week I received a question at CUF’s website regarding materials to help young people distinguish discern whether their thoughts are sinful. I found it most edifying that this gentleman wanted to provide solid guidance for his godson in this important part of his spiritual journey. The title on my bookshelf that best addresses this specific […]

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Cooperating with Evil

Last week I received through our Catholic Responses department a question regarding the support of businesses that contribute to Planned Parenthood, and related issues concerning cooperation with evil. Since I’m frequently asked about this, I thought I would post the substance of my response on our blog. The starting point must be the crucial distinction […]

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