05/30/17

Nostra Aetate and the Catholic Response to Islam – Crisis Magazine

I have encountered serious Catholics who have invoked the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions) as seemingly discouraging or even reproving any kind of searching public examination and criticism of Islam. What exactly does this short statement of the Vatican II Fathers have to say about …

Source: Nostra Aetate and the Catholic Response to Islam – Crisis Magazine

05/10/17

Ronald Reagan, John Paul II, and Fatima – Crisis Magazine

It was June 6, 1987. Ronald Reagan was on his way to Rome to meet with Pope John Paul II. Their first meeting at the Vatican had taken place five years earlier, June 7, 1982, whereupon the two men shared their mutual convictions that they believed God had spared their lives from assassination attempts the …

Source: Ronald Reagan, John Paul II, and Fatima – Crisis Magazine

01/30/17

Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration – Crisis Magazine

“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.” ∼ Executive order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United  States It can be expected that Catholic bishops will respond with dismay to President Trump’s order banning …

Source: Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration – Crisis Magazine

01/18/17

Pray That Pope Francis Re-Affirms Church Teaching on Marriage – Crisis Magazine

Following the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, in some particular churches there were published norms for its application and interpretations whereby the divorced who have attempted civil marriage with a new partner, notwithstanding the sacramental bond by which they are joined to their legitimate spouse, are admitted to the sacraments of Penance and the …

Source: Pray That Pope Francis Re-Affirms Church Teaching on Marriage – Crisis Magazine