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Thoughts on sacramental preparation in the Catholic Church today

@VictoriaGaile I would love to read your thoughts on anything related but esp things like homework for 1st communion but not for marriage? — Rae (@VitaCatholic) September 25, 2016 Note: some of what I’ve written here is based on my … Continue reading

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So Much Internet: So Much Catholic Stuff! edition

With the Extraordinary Synod on the Family happening last week and this week in Rome, there has been so much stuff circulating that I’ve wanted to write about, but either haven’t had time or felt writing on Ferguson was more … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Marriage: Gen 1 or Gen 2?

The bible begins with two creation stories, and each has its own purpose. Gen 1 tells the story of how all creation came to be, with the creation of humanity, male and female, as the culmination of creation. In this … Continue reading

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Pride, Ecumenism, Contraception, and Divorce

There is often a disturbing element of ecclesial pride, even arrogance, in magisterial discussions of the moral and ethical (and usually gender, sexual, and reproductive) issues over which the Roman Catholic church increasingly finds itself differing from other Christian traditions. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Potpourri: So Much Internet, June New Moon edition

Pope Francis had some nice things to say in his address to the Vatican Observatory Summer School on Galaxies. Here’s an excerpt, but it’s worth reading the whole brief address: Here too we see a further reason for the Church’s … Continue reading

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I went to a wedding today!

I didn’t know I was going to a wedding: I left the house today to attend the noon mass, as usual. But when I got there, I found that the church was awash in wedding preparation: not that the noon … Continue reading

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Vocations, Vocations, Vocations: A Plea for Precision

David Cruz-Uribe over at Vox Nova recently posted Some Thoughts on Promoting Vocations, which sounds like it is intended to be the first of a series. But there is a terminology problem here – and almost everywhere, honestly. “Vocation” is … Continue reading

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Advise the Bishops about Marriage and Family Life

Among other things that have been going on while I’ve been too busy to blog has been the announcement of an Extraordinary Synod of the Bishops on the family to be held in October 2014, accompanied by a preparatory document … Continue reading

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Marriage, Annulments, and Money: A Cautionary Tale

He was a cradle Lutheran, divorced from a Jewish woman whom he had civilly married; she was a Catholic who had converted from Lutheranism, along with her mother, because they’d wanted to receive communion more often. In order for them … Continue reading

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Five and a Half Reasons Not to Send your Son to College

Emily Reimer-Barry, over at Catholic Moral Theology, has posted an admirable response to “a Catholic father’s explanation of 6 (+2) Reasons NOT to Send Your Daughter to College.” It is admirable both for its stance of charitable dialogue, and for … Continue reading

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