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Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part II: Freedom and Sin by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part II: Freedom and Sin by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In my last essay, we saw that if everything in the moral order was fulfilled according to God’s will, we would … Continue reading

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Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The rise of populism around the world is a sharp rebuke to the exponents of the liberal project. Left to ourselves and supposedly free … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Random Acts of Kindness by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint When we speak of random acts, we often are speaking of random acts of violence. We often read in the newspapers that so-and-so was a victim of a random … Continue reading

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Toward a Catholic Feminism

Share the post “Toward a Catholic Feminism” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint It would seem a contradiction in terms to speak about a Catholic Feminism. Over the issue of abortion, secular feminists and the Church have been at war. They seem to be irreconcilable … Continue reading

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Pope Emeritus Benedict and Fake News by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Pope Emeritus Benedict and Fake News by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the primary insights of our former Pope Benedict XVI was that the most dangerous erroneous beliefs of the modern world is the relativity of Truth. … Continue reading

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The Dictatorship of Noise by Monsignor Ferarrese

Share the post “The Dictatorship of Noise by Monsignor Ferarrese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the most original and controversial spiritual writers of our age is an African Cardinal named Robert Cardinal Sarah. He grew up in poverty in his home country … Continue reading

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Ideals or Commandments? by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Ideals or Commandments? by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There is a tension in moral theology between two tendencies: On one side are those who see living the moral life to be a following of the Commandments, whether they … Continue reading

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On the Love of Learning and the Desire for God by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “On the Love of Learning and the Desire for God by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There is an oft-quoted thought about the Gospels and the Church: “Jesus taught adults and blessed children, but in the Church today, we … Continue reading

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Pecking Order by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Pecking Order by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint For many, the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a storybook moment, a fairy tale that hints at an enchanted world where we can all be seen … Continue reading

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Beauty Matters by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Beauty Matters by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Just recently, a show opened at the Metropolitan Museum called “Heavenly Bodies” in which the beauty of the habits and clothing of the Catholic Imagination are appreciated and celebrated, and where … Continue reading

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