If Catholics are not faithful to doctrine, we will face Anglican-style divisions

Those proposing change have not shown how it can be reconciled with Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium The Church is in a full-blown civil war over doctrine, as Dan Hitchens observed earlier this week in a carefully argued and fully evidenced article. Coincidentally, the Church of England’s doctrinal civil war has taken a new turn at the… Continue reading If Catholics are not faithful to doctrine, we will face Anglican-style divisions

The trouble with appealing to ‘a well-formed conscience’

The Church has always taught that moral absolutes are necessary to the formation of conscience The Maltese bishops’ guidelines, released 11 days ago to near-universal grief, scorn, anxiety and derision, have found at least some support. In the Irish Catholic, Greg Daly argues that the bishops’ critics have misunderstood the document’s subtle teaching on conscience. I don’t want to pick on Greg,… Continue reading The trouble with appealing to ‘a well-formed conscience’

Second possible miracle credited to Blessed Cardinal John Newman under investigation by Vatican

After an extensive local investigation, the Archbishop of Birmingham has welcomed with great joy the possibility that a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman may lead to his canonization. The case involves a Catholic mother who survived a life-threatening pregnancy after praying to Cardinal Newman. Her doctors have affirmed that… Continue reading Second possible miracle credited to Blessed Cardinal John Newman under investigation by Vatican