Saturday, September 02, 2017

An Orthodox Take on the Effects of the Reformation

St. Phanourios

Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

CWR Dispatch: The Catholic Church recognizes most of the world’s ‘civil marriages’ by Edward N. Peters

Catholics should not be misled by thinking that “civil marriage” is not usually real marriage or think that any approval of “same-sex marriage” is consistent with Church teaching—because it isn’t.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

CWR: “Amoris Laetitia” and the chasm in modern moral theology by Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, SVD

Can the apostolic exhortation help bridge the chasm that, since 1968, has divided moral theologians in matters of sexual morality?

An Academic Appointment of Some Interest

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two Jesuits Respond to the Nashville Statement

CWR: When some Christians affirm traditional moral teaching, other Christians freak out by Carl E. Olson

The angry responses to the Nashville Statement reflect the sort of “moral therapeutic deism” that has increasingly dominated the public square in recent years.

Sandro Magister: The Counter-Statement of Cardinal Sarah

Monday, August 28, 2017

Yes, the train is fine.

This is how a Jesuit spins the loss of vocations and decline in numbers and the corresponding reduction in need for administrative support and consequent downsizing.

"Our new province is part of the Society of Jesus' worldwide effort to restructure its administrative model, cutting down the number of geographic provinces throughout the world to foster greater collaboration amongst our works while enabling us to be more nimble to meet emerging demands in service to God's people."

-Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, Provincial Jesuits West

https://jesuitswest.org/Assets/Publications/File/Mission_2017_Fall.pdf

Aquinas and the Greek Fathers

Ave Maria University: Upcoming Conference on Aquinas and the Greek Fathers

Includes a short Q&A with Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP.