Tag Archives: Synod on the Family

The Divine Symphony

By Charlie Johnston Even the most venial sin, when habitually engaged in over a long period of time, creates such a hole that we end up in a pit. The aim of Christian solidarity and ministry is to help each … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Fences

By Charlie Johnston I will not be able to study Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of Love,” until I get back home next week. From early reports, it looks like it unambiguously comes down on the side of orthodoxy. No … Continue reading

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Fr. Regis on the Synod

(This piece, written by Fr. Regis Scanlon, just appeared in the Homiletic and Pastoral Review, a magazine that ought to be getting ever more attention. I thought it perfectly illustrates why I so admire Fr. Regis. He has a lively … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Wolves

By Charlie Johnston Some friends and readers have quizzed me on how I can be so indifferent to Pope Francis’ often provocative comments on environmental issues, the economy, and the philosophical infrastructure that make human freedom possible. After all, I … Continue reading

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John Bosco’s Prophecy – The Synod at the Crossroads

(I have had many people contact me regarding the Pope talking about decentralizing the Church, following a more participatory model. Naturally, many people are getting the vapors, fearful that this means each synodal sect can choose whatever doctrine it wants … Continue reading

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Back to Houston

(I had been wondering why I felt so sluggish and easily fatigued the last few days. Today, I discover I have a bit of a nasty cold. I was planning to drive up from Katy to Houston today and re-visit … Continue reading

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Turbulence Ahead

By Charlie Johnston The last few weeks for me have been something of a foreshadowing of what lies immediately ahead. Besides a three-day power outage and a five-day Internet outage I had a week’s worth of floods. The heavy snowstorm brought … Continue reading

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Musings – Renewing the Culture of Life

By Charlie Johnston I have spent much of the day trying to dig out from under the avalanche of emails I dealt with last week. I am glad to report that this afternoon I spoke with Joey’s dad – and … Continue reading

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The Narrow Way

I had intended to write a piece today on Mary and the Saints, specifically geared for Protestants. Not to try to convince them we are right so much, but so that if they reject Catholic beliefs on it they are rejecting … Continue reading

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Through Wind and Waves

I have long loathed the application of political labels to religious affairs. It seems to me the more things are politicized, the more degenerate they become. There was a time in America when it was neither conservative nor liberal to … Continue reading

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