Notre Dame and Catholic Identity

Last week the University of Notre Dame announced it will be bestowing its highest honor, the Laetare medal, upon Vice President Joseph Biden. The Laetare medal is given to “an American Catholic in recognition of outstanding service to the Church…

Internet Heresies: Ecclesial Angelism

Bishop Robert Barron, when reflecting upon his Word on Fire internet ministry, often speaks of the modern internet heresies he encounters. Among these are scientism, ecclesial angelism, Biblical fundamentalism and Marcionism. As my experience corroborates Bishop Barron’s findings, the next…

Internet Heresies: Scientism

Bishop Robert Barron, when reflecting upon his Word on Fire internet ministry, often speaks of the modern internet heresies he encounters. Among these are scientism, ecclesial angelism, Biblical fundamentalism and Marcionism. As my experience corroborates Bishop Barron’s findings, the next…

Condoms and Double Effect

Recent reports of a statement by Pope Francis suggesting contraceptives such as condoms may be used in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus has created a media frenzy. Many erroneously think the pope is changing Church teaching.…