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A tale of two translations

Here’s a tale of two translations that doesn’t involve the liturgical tong wars. Permit me a brief but crucial Latin phrase. In the 1965 Pastoral Constitution on the Church in […]

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A theological time-bomb

Every year at Christmas time, the Pope meets with the senior officials of the Roman Curia for a review of the year just past and a look into the year […]

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Boys and girls and liturgy

If you’re into androgyny  — the idea that maleness and femaleness are of no real consequence for our lives and loves, our discernments and our destinies — read no further; […]

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Parsing the peace movement

Shortly after the war in Iraq had begun in earnest, Pope John Paul II, addressing a group of Italian military chaplains, referred to the “vast contemporary movement in favor of […]