The roots of the new JPII Institute

Today’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano has a front-page article written by the President of the newly reconfigured John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri (pictured above). Msgr. Sequeri opens his essay by calling his readers’ attention …

Word games

As Pope St. Pius X explained in his Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis – On the Doctrines of the Modernists – such persons often play fast and loose with language; “twisting words” and engaging in certain “novelties of words.” To this end, the Holy …

Jorge the Collegial doubles down

Jorge the Collegial is at it again; issuing yet another motu proprio from on high, this time, with a directive that amounts to a reconstitution of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences. The motu proprio, presently available on …

Teilhard, the Council and Bergoglio

With the publication of the Envirocylcical, Laudao Si’, many were shocked to discover that this represented the first time the once-condemned French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was cited in a papal (if you will allow) encyclical. (Laudato Si’, footnote no. 53) In 1962, …

The Constitutional Dubium

One of the big stories in the U.S. over the last week or so concerns the confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill for Circuit Court of Appeals judicial nominee Amy Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven. At issue is the line of questioning directed …