The Church in the Modern World

The Immaculate Heart Prevents Modern Errors on the Sacred Heart

By John B. Manos / June 24, 2017 /

Notre Dame is still pushing the fantasyland of McBrien and Rahner’s process theology. But, this one thing about the Immaculate Heart of Mary prevents the delusional errors of making the Sacred Heart into a mere force of the universe that we must merge ourselves into. Rather, it is a real human heart that loves you.

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Is it Wrong to Judge a Catholic Parish by the Confession Schedule?

By John B. Manos / May 24, 2016 /

Back in the 90s, I encountered the “penance service” phenomenon whereat people were told to write their sins on a piece of paper and put them into a bowl that would be lit aflame to burn the sins. I never stayed for the finale, and had secretly hoped that the whole place would burn down…

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The Perfect Ecclesial Storm

By wffguest / November 26, 2013 /

by Fr. Mark Pilon The Holy See has sent out a survey or questionnaire on the topic for the next Synod of Bishops, the family, and the bishops have been instructed to give it the widest possible distribution. So some dioceses in Great Britain have already put it online, and dioceses everywhere will soon send…

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How Anglicans (and Some Catholic Bishops) Think?

By John M. DeJak / November 25, 2013 /

A brief news item today heralded the apocalyptic musings of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.  According to a FOX News Report, the former Anglican Archbishop, then second only to the Queen as Head of the Church of England, commented:  “Christianity is just a ‘generation away from extinction’ in Britain unless churches have a breakthrough in…

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Is Man “for His Own Sake”?

By Arthur Hippler / September 30, 2013 /

 In the Second Vatican Council’s document on The Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes), the Council Fathers declare that man is “the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake” (GS, no.24§3). The Catechism quotes this passage in two places (CCC, nos.356 and 1703). How are we to understand…

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A Continuing Program for the Next Pope? Fr. Mark Moriarty on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

By wffguest / March 13, 2013 /

Ed. Note. In the midst of the Conclave, the Bellarmine Forum is pleased to offer this guest commentary by Fr. Mark Moriarty, Pastor and Superintendent of the Church and School of Saint Agnes in St. Paul, Minnesota. This commentary was adapted from Father’s bulletin article of March 10, 2013 and is offered as a tribute…

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