A Good Reason to Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5

Fr Jose Laboy

The famous orator, Cicero, once wrote, “Not to know what occurred before you were born is to always remain a child.” Part of maturing and having a strong identity is to know where you come from, your culture, your values. No one starts from scratch.

This quote from Cicero can be applied to Catholics regarding their faith.

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Was Vatican II a Break from the Past? 6

The problem with asserting that Vatican II was a break from the past implies, for some people, a ruptured Magisterium.

Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, professor of ecclesiology at the Seminary in Ecône, frames the problem in terms of a false dilemma:  More…

If You Want to Keep Your Tradition, Then You Must Keep Your Balance 23

Welcome to the “real world,” Kid.

When most americans hear the word tradition, here is what immediately comes to mind: More…

Ever Increasing Vigor in the True Spirit of Vatican II 12

The source and summit of our faith

It is widely assumed that the main goal of the Second Vatican Council was liturgical reform. Although that supposition is not entirely true, it is not entirely false, either. As in all things, Context is key.

To be sure, the four main goals of the Council, namely: More…

4 Main Goals of Vatican II 25

I was born the first, so-called, “cradle Catholic” in my family, into a Church of reform. My earliest church-going memories involve images of burlap banners, kumbaya bands singing “Sound of Silence” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” (offertory hymns), and bad, bad architecture. More…

More Than Human: Towards a Better Understanding of the Catholic Church Reply

I was recalling a before and after experience I had of the Last Judgment fresco painted by Michelangelo. I first saw it in the late 80’s. It was truly a magnificent fresco, but I left with a sad “I wish I could have seen it in its original splendor.” Five centuries of More…

A Good Reason for Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church Reply

The famous orator, Cicero, once said that “to not know what occurred before you were born is to always remain a child.” Part of maturing and having a strong identity is to know where you come from, your culture, your values. No one starts from scratch.

This quote from Cicero can be applied to Catholics regarding their faith. More…