Posts Tagged ‘Didache’

Catholic Identity & Our Moral Life: “The Two Ways”

Our baptism gives us an identity that is thicker than blood: we are now adopted sons and daughters of God the Father and brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus Christ – members of God’s divine family and members of His Body, the Catholic Church, the new covenantal community.

With this new identity comes a new way of life. This life involves a new way of thinking and acting. We see this taught...

Challenges to Marriage

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, and Part V here.

Continuing with the concept of “hard sayings,” few popes in modern history have been met with such open opposition as when Paul...

The Church’s Consistent View on the Culture of Life

It is always tragic when some Catholic politicians try to revise the Church’s historical teaching on the life issues. History shows that from the very beginning the Church has always held that life is sacred. However, some politicians try to confuse the faithful in such a way to make it seem that the Church’s teaching on the life issues are a recent phenomenon. This is far from the truth.

From its earliest days the...

The End of Education

Neil Postman gave his book, The End of Education (1996), an ambiguous title to highlight the drama that is always being played out between the purpose and the dissolution of education. He is convinced that many of our most troubling social problems could be ameliorated if we could improve our methods of true education.

Unfortunately, we are surrounded by forms of education that are highly unreliable. Politics is an educator, but all too...