A Married Priesthood? A Meditation on Mandatory Celibacy: The Witness of Damien Alfonso Bergman
A meditation on the discipline of mandatory celibacy for priests in the Catholic Church.
Vatican II as a Ressourcement Council. Part One: Father Robert Imbelli's Conciliar Retrieval
Vatican II has come under heavy fire from many quarters these days as a "failed council" that should just be ignored. In this first post in a new series on Vatican II I defend the council as truly profound. It was a ressourcement council and Father Robert Imbelli's brilliant analysis makes this clear.
The Hermeneutics of the Abyss: Some Thoughts on Traditionis Custodes
A discussion of traditionis custodes through a hermeneutic of the abyss.
Balthasar, Universalism, and the “Massa Damnata” Part Two: a Defense of Adrienne von Speyr
A discussion of Adrienne Von Speyr, Balthasar, Universalism, and "Massa Damnata"
Universalism, Balthasar, the Massa Damnata, and the Question of Evangelization
A discussion of universalism, balthasar, evangelization, and massa damnata
The Valor of the Unshielded Heart: A Lenten Meditation
How the unshielded heart leads to a recovery of what it truly means "to be saved"
The Constantinian Heathenism of the Church: Joseph Ratzinger and the Crisis of our Time
How Constantinian Heathenism within the Church is a crisis in our time
The Choice: Bourgeois Well-Being or Conversion to Christ: Beige Catholicism and the Challenges of the Young Priest
A discussion of beige Catholicism in the context of bourgeois well-being or conversion to Christ