John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter has an excellent article on the self-inflicted wounds of the Vatican. January 2009 was one of the lowest points of this papacy and of the recent Church I have ever experienced. That was the month when Pope Benedict lifted the excommunication of illegally ordained schismatic Levebrist bishops. One [...]
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Here is part of the letter Edith Stein wrote Pope Pius XI. It was “lost” for a long time. “ As a child of the Jewish people who, by the grace of God, for the past eleven years has also been a child of the Catholic Church, I dare to speak to the Father of [...]
In Christian history two great divides that make dialogue nearly impossible happened in the 1200s between East and West in the church and in the 1500s in the West between Protestants and Catholics. The reasons for the splits in the 1500 have largely been forgotten, but the splits gave birth to more and more so [...]