Theology Isn’t Math; But It Is Theology

DURING THE HEYDAY of the Solidarity movement, a famous Polish slogan had it that, “For Poland to be Poland, 2 + 2 Must Always = 4.” It was a quirky but pointed way of challenging the communist culture of the lie, which befogged public life and warped relationships between parents and children, husbands and wives, colleagues and neighbors.

Pope Says 2016 Was Filled with Surprises

Pope Francis described 2016 as a “packed year,” one full of initiatives that helped Catholics “see and touch with their hands the fruits of the mercy of God.”

Cardinals Ask Clarification on Communion for the Divorced

Four cardinals said they formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried. Not receiving a response after two months, they released their letter and opinions to the press.

Fourth Annual Evangelization Congress

“Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love),” the apostolic exhortation Pope Francis released earlier this year, is the focus of the fourth annual Evangelization Congress, to be held at St. Francis Preparatory H.S., Fresh Meadows, Nov. 19.

Dioceses Slowly Unpack Pope’s ‘Amoris Laetitiae’

Leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church have been proceeding carefully in their efforts to understand and implement the pope’s exhortation on marriage and family, according to a report issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Questions About Mercy

Dear Editor: I’ve never been more disappointed in an editorial than that which praised Pope Francis’ exhortation as a “game changer.” Life is not a game, and God does not give us mercy to abuse it.

Church Is a Family of Families

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, In this third in a series of articles, I continue my review of the Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love.

Saying ‘I Do’ Again

Having survived a total of 3,335 years of marriage, couples from throughout the diocese made a public commitment April 23 before God and the Church.

Pope Offers Practical Ways to Love

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This week, I will continue my analysis of the Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of Love.”
The Pope opens the fourth chapter with the beautiful “Ode to Love” by St. Paul in First Corinthians. This passage is almost universally chosen by brides and grooms to be one of the readings at their weddings.