A Look at Some Biblical Texts in Opposition to Contraception « Archdiocese of Washington

A Look at Some Biblical Texts in Opposition to Contraception By: Msgr. Charles Pope In the following post I seek to lay out a few of the biblical texts related to the Church teaching against contraception.  This is not a post intended to give a full defense of the teaching against contraception. I have done that elsewhere, e.g. HERE & HERE & HERE This post is intended only to set for the kind of biblical Continue Reading →

Shaky, Not Stirring: Catholic World Report

Jonathan Aitken, an Anglican, has penned a piece for The American Spectator praising the edgy, intellectual heights and depths of Rowland Williams and the late Cardinal Carlo Martini. The latter was not known to many non-Italian Catholics (at least on this side of the pond), I suspect, until after he died this past August and it was revealed, with much media furor, that he was critical of certain qualities exhibited by the Church in Europe. Continue Reading →

L’Osservatore Romano, The joy of unity

Washington, 29. “The joy on their faces… that’s the thing that sticks in my mind the most”. Almost a year has passed since the establishment and inauguration (1 January and 12 February 2012) in the United States of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, which welcomes former Anglicans and is led by Mons. Jeffrey Neil Steenson. In various statements to Catholic News Agency, Steenson offered his impressions which emerged from a series Continue Reading →

Anglican vote fails to reassure conservatives

WASHINGTON – Despite the decision of laity in the Church of England to reject the ordination of females as bishops, conservatives view the church as a failing organization. Since the rejection last Wednesday, liberal observers in the Church of England, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, have felt defeated. However, many conservative Anglican voices are equally negative. According to Father Michael Harkness, a conservative Anglican priest in Lynchburg, Va., the Church of England Continue Reading →

CNS STORY: Evangelization must flow from experience, Anglican leader tells synod

CNS STORY: Evangelization must flow from experience, Anglican leader tells synod. Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams gives some sound advice at the synod for the New Evangelization.