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Observations on “Ex Corde Ecclesiae” and Its Fitful Implementation

Ex Corde was promulgated in 1990, and its purpose was to lay out the general place and function of Catholic universities in the modern Church … {providing}  a useful starting point for dialogues on...

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Past and Present Conceptions of Tradition: Looking at the Synod on the Family

“Tradition” is one of the most important concepts in Christianity, and yet, it is a term very often misunderstood among Catholics, let alone other Christians. I propose that this is precisely why the...

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Recognizing a Link in the Hermeneutic of Continuity - A Brief Look at Blessed...

A Brief Look at Blessed Pope Paul VI The ranks of those declared blessed and saint by the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit constitute the great array of our brothers and sisters who have...

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Reflections on God’s Providence - Pope Francis and the Synod on the Family

Pope Francis and the Synod on the Family November always begins with our remembering what true life in Christ looks like—All Saints—and ends with our anticipation of a new chance at that same...

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“We Will Be Judged by Love”—and Other Insights of Jorge Bergoglio

We are still trying to figure out the thought of Pope Francis. Examining several insights in his collection of writings and talks, entitled, Only Love Can Save Us, will help. Embedded in letters,...

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The True Meaning of Vatican II

The Church today is divided, and very likely to divide even more. Throughout Church history there have been disputes; that’s not so unusual. What’s odd about this situation is that the two disputing...

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