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The Synod and the Meaning of the Marriage Act

The recent Vatican conference on the Complementarity of Man and Woman (November 17-19) got high marks from reviewers. Pope Francis invited speakers from a wide spectrum of religious traditions including Catholics and Protestants, Jews and Jains, Buddhists, Hindus, Mormons, Muslims and Sikhs from around the world to discuss marriage consisting of male husband and female wife. 701 more words


Encyclical Letter: Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae, by Pope Paul VI 1968

Link to encyclical

Link to PBS history of birth control pills

Podcast here

This is my longer podcast than usual, about 56 minutes. 16 more words


Birth Control and Christian Discipleship

Sooner or later the Synod Fathers have to address the issues raised by Humanae Vitae, the encyclical of Blessed Pope Paul VI issued on July 25, 1968. 796 more words


A look at priestly preparation

FOREWORD: Obviously this seminary and its parent Jurisdiction the Arch Diocese of St. Michael the Archangel, are not Roman Catholic; we never claimed to be.  However this article from the National Catholic Register that looks at some aspects of their seminary training is a timely and relevant read; one that in our opinion all minsters of the Independent movement  should take time to peruse and read about how the Roman folks are addressing issues that we all are facing.   530 more words


The Synod and the New Evangelization

I think it is certain that the Synod on the Family will address preparation for marriage and will probably do this in the context of… 800 more words


The Synod and Cardinal Suenens

My previous comment on the Synod noted the huge importance of attitude in receiving or refusing authentic Christian teaching regarding love, marriage and sexuality. It closed with a reference to Léon Joseph Cardinal Suenens who wrote a small but important book on these matters in 1959, … 597 more words


That Pernicious Pontiff...Concluded

NOTE: If you have not read part one, please do so.  If you would prefer to just read this post for now, I would ask that you bookmark part one and read it afterwards.  657 more words