Those pesky Americans

Rod Dreher accused of being a Donatist

  The following comes from a Feb. 14 posting on the Settimo Cielo blog by Sandro Magister. The Benedict Option has now crossed the Atlantic and become a question of global import. A question that is certainly of no little account, because it concerns the future of Christianity in an ever more post-Christian era. The American Rod Dreher, author of the proposal … [Read more...]

Pope has incentives to step back from the brink

The 1970s vs. the JPII generation

The following comes from an article in the Oct. 26 New York Times by Ross Douthat. To grasp why events this month in Rome — publicly feuding cardinals, documents floated and then disavowed — were so remarkable in the context of modern Catholic history, it helps to understand certain practical aspects of the doctrine of papal infallibility. On paper, that doctrine seems to … [Read more...]