Nostra Aetate: A clear decree?

In an interview with Catholic News Service on May 17, 2012, Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, said, “The ‘Nostra Aetate’ declaration of the Second Vatican Council is a clear decree and is important for every …

Repudiating the Offertory

“That utter abomination follows which forces all that precedes in the Mass into its service and is, therefore, called the Offertory.  From here on, almost everything smacks and savors of sacrifice … Let us, therefore, repudiate everything that smacks of sacrifice, together with …

Papa was a rollin’ stone

I just received one of Dr. Robert Moynihan’s Letters with this photo of the former Pope Benedict and Pope Francis in the chapel where the former will presumably offer Mass, along with the following text: “It is not clear from this photo how …

Timid Men

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson A recent video by Fr. Robert Barron, “Gay Marriage and the Breakdown of Moral Argument,” called to mind just how right Jefferson was. In his commentary, Fr. …