When he was received into the Académie Française on December 15, 2005, the anthropologist and philosopher René Girard delivered a eulogy to his predecessor, the Dominican Ambroise-Marie Carré. In one short sentence, he described “all that the post-conciliar chaos was dilapidating – the sense of what sin is, unconditional commitment, love for Catholic dogma, scorn for idle controversies” (René Girard and Michel Serres, Le Tragique et la Piété). He also mentioned the “experimental activities” that much of the clergy enthusiastically put into practice, “at the time when all the ambitious were capitalizing the word ‘contestation’.” This was in 1968.
Several Australian States have decided that the seal of the confessional can be violated in cases of abuse of minors. The Church will have none of it, and the storm is gathering in Oceania.
The Rome Life Forum was held on May 17 and 18, 2018, at the Ponticifal Angelicum University, on the theme of the conscience.
For the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, the Episcopal Conference of Kazakhstan – to which Bishop Athanasius Schneider belongs – published a pastoral letter upholding the Church’s unchangeable teaching on conjugal morality.
Interviewed on January 31, 2018 by Pete Baklinski for Life Site News, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, denounced the idea of so-called “pastoral” provisions that allow communion for the divorced and “remarried.”
In this issue, why focus on angels? Is it not incongruous and obsolete to study the abstract question of angels?
In nearly five years as pope, Francis has made more allusions to the devil in his sermons and writings than all his predecessors in the past fifty years.