A visible, yet hidden, Church
When John Finnis decided to dedicate to Thomas Aquinas the first of the Oxford University Press book series about the founders of modern thought, it was sort of a revolution. Modern thought has been – since the French Revolution – attributed to the Enlightenment. It begins – according to history of philosophy books [...]
Does the Church lack prophetic vision?
At the end of the synod for the new evangelization, Benedict XVI personally announced that soon seminaries will be under the administration of the Congregation for the Clergy. Currently, seminaries are under the administration of the Congregation for Catholic Education. Soon, a Papal motu proprio will explain the motives leading to this decision. [...]
The Social Doctrine must be read and lived every day. Its key points come directly from the Gospel – the first and only source of inspiration of the Social Doctrine – and from there get to the key-words: person, subsidiarity, justice and peace, integral human development. These are the key words of the [...]
From Ireland with worries. A new Papal nuncio to stop the Irish crisis.
The appointment of Charles Brown – a non-diplomat that served until now in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – as new Papal nuncio in Ireland has a double meaning. First, it reflects the seriousness of Rome’s intent to put relations between itself and Ireland on an altogether new footing. But, [...]