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SCOTUS/ Dcn. Dodge: What's the big deal about re-defining marriage?

Radically redefining marriage - as the Court recently did - is one more way for Western society to force "the weak [to] carry the burden of the strong’s selfishness." By Dcn. SCOTT DODGE
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DANTE'S BIRTHDAY/ Dcn. Dodge on the Divine Comedy

Deacon SCOTT DODGE points out how the Divine Comedy has still a lot to say to a lot of us, especially now, when the transcendent dimension of our humanity is under such violent assault
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SUBSIDIARITY/ Houellebecq defines distributism well

In an imagined French Islamist government described in his latest novel Soumission, Michel Houellebecq gives a good description of distributism and subsidiarity. By Deacon SCOTT DODGE
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TORTURE/ Dcn. Dodge: Some musings starting from the teaching of the Catholic Church

Deacon SCOTT DODGE comments on the running debate on torture in the US in the light of the Catholic Church teaching which condemns it as intrinsically evil that cannot be morally justified
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US/ Dcn Dodge: The Sixth Circuit Court and sanity

Dcn SCOTT DODGE comments on the decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to uphold the constitutional amendments passed in four states that legally uphold marriage
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VON BALTHASAR/ On being a Christian

In his book entitled “Who is a Christian?” Hans Urs von Balthasar asserts that the saint is the one who endeavors to embrace the Christian thing wholeheartedly. BY Dc SCOTT DODGE
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CHRISTIANS/ "What you receive is the mystery that means you"

Going to Church, participating in and receiving the holy Eucharist, is an indispensable part of being a Christian: “To receive the mystery that means you.” (St Augustine). By SCOTT DODGE
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POPES/ Notes and asides on the Celestine Jubilee

Due to the high regard in which he is held, even venerated, first by Pope Benedict and now by Pope Francis, the question, "Who was Pietro del Morrone?" has been raised. By SCOTT DODGE
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SALVATION/ The Lion, Lucy and the necessity of growing in faith

Faith is not just a gift given that requires no growth or development, but it requires not only nurturing, but trial by ordeal. The ordeal is life, what we call experience. By SCOTT DODGE
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NARNIA/ Abp Williams: Aslan is not a tame lion

SCOTT DODGE reviews Archbishop Rowan Williams' book “The Lion's World: A Journey Into the Heart of Narnia” and particularly the author’s insights about the remarkable figure of Aslan
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THEOLOGY OF THE BODY/ The "deepest substratum of human ethics and culture"

Bl. John Paul II sought to distinguish between the Manichaen "anti-value" of the body and the genuinely Christian value and sacramental understanding of the human body. By SCOTT DODGE
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HUMANAE VITAE/ Teaching the truth about marital love

The Church's teaching on human sexuality is part of a greater whole, but it seems that not many of the faithful have had their consciences well-formed by sound teaching. By SCOTT DODGE
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LA STRADA 2/ "I am ignorant, but I read books"

Federico Fellini, the famous Italian director, was often at odds with the Church's hierarchy but viewed the Church as a loving, even indulgent mother. By SCOTT DODGE
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SYRIA/ Moralistic political theater

Assad bears full responsibility for using chemical weapons, but will the success of the opposition, which consists mostly of Islamist groups, better the Syrian situation? By SCOTT DODGE
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CONSCIENCE/ Memory and Morality: God remembers all

SCOTT DODGE comments on the relation between conscience and memory, focusing on the original memory of the good and true implanted in us, as Ratzinger said quoting St. Augustine
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WHO ARE YOU/ "I felt a little like a dying clown," or "faith, hope, and love remain"

Milan Kundera wrote that the portraits painted by Francis Bacon are an exploration into how much distortion a person can undergo and still remain herself. So: Who are you? By SCOTT DODGE
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CHESTERTON/ Faith: living sanely in an often insane world

Are Christians the only good men? Chesterton, and the Church, say: no. The special power of virtue of Christianity is that of the Saints, the only one which will remain. By SCOTT DODGE
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POLYVALENCE/ "Truth is symphonic," it resists reduction

SCOTT DODGE, reflecting about the name of the new Pontiff, highlights the polyvalence of language and connects it to the observation by Hans Urs Von Balthasar that “truth is symphonic”
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PONTIFF/ Pope Francis moved by Msgr. Giussani

SCOTT DODGE comments on the attitudes by then-Cardinal Bergoglio towards the teaching of Fr. Luigi Giussani, the founder of Comunione e Liberazione, and on the first steps of Pope Francis
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HOLY SEE/ Pope Francis: what's in a name?

SCOTT DODGE analyses the possible meanings of the new Pope’s choice for his name, and concludes that this name, in any case, underlines a missionary vision of the Catholic Church
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