Is there a list of infallible teachings?

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Article Scripture and Theology
Most Catholics have a pet list of teachings that they wish would be declared infallibly, or ex cathedra (from the Chair of Peter). Odds are that these often revolve around hot-button issues like women’s ordination, gay marriage, or the reform of the liturgy.

Is there a list of infallible teachings?

By Kevin Considine| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Most Catholics have a pet list of teachings that they wish would be declared infallibly, or ex cathedra (from the Chair of Peter). Odds are that these often revolve around hot-button issues like women’s ordination, gay marriage, or the reform of the liturgy.

They're baaack! What's behind the return of the exorcist

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Article Scripture and Theology
After a decades-long absence, interest in demonic possession—and the ritual to defeat it—is on the rise.

For more than a decade, Frank, a software consultant who lives near Silicon Valley, California has been haunted by depression and rage. Searching for remedies to lift his dark mood, Frank, 52, tried pills, therapy, even channeling spirits. Nothing worked.


Bad call: Bishops take on popular theologian

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican Women
The U.S. bishops’ recent action against a popular theologian has some Catholics crying foul.

Only church nerds have a least favorite Sunday of the year, but since I am one, I can with certainty say that mine is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. Though the three-in-one divine nature is a central doctrine of Christian faith, it brings with it the inevitable theological one-liner from most preachers: “It’s a mystery!” Ha ha.


Bad call: Bishops take on popular theologian

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican Women
The U.S. bishops’ recent action against a popular theologian has some Catholics crying foul.

Only church nerds have a least favorite Sunday of the year, but since I am one, I can with certainty say that mine is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. Though the three-in-one divine nature is a central doctrine of Christian faith, it brings with it the inevitable theological one-liner from most preachers: “It’s a mystery!” Ha ha.


What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
When and why did the church begin celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday?

The world was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1931 and the memories of World War I were still very much alive in the minds of Europeans when in Poland a sister of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), is said to have been personally visited by Jesus.


Christ and extraterrestrials

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology
What’s the next frontier of theology? Outer space, of course, says Sister Ilia Delio, who comments on our earthly understanding of Christ in “Universal Savior.”

If we discovered life on other planets, should we send the missionary ships?


Christ and extraterrestrials

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology
What’s the next frontier of theology? Outer space, of course, says Sister Ilia Delio, who comments on our earthly understanding of Christ in “Universal Savior.”

If we discovered life on other planets, should we send the missionary ships?


Universal Savior: Ilia Delio reimagines Christ

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology Spirituality
While some see modern science as a challenge to faith, Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio sees it as an opportunity to think in new ways about God, creation, and the incarnation.

The age of the universe alone requires us to talk about creation and Christ in new language. “The whole cosmos, from the big bang on, is that Word of God being spoken in the vast spaces of the universe.”


Universal Savior: Ilia Delio reimagines Christ

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Article Faith and Science Scripture and Theology Spirituality
While some see modern science as a challenge to faith, Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio sees it as an opportunity to think in new ways about God, creation, and the incarnation.

The age of the universe alone requires us to talk about creation and Christ in new language. “The whole cosmos, from the big bang on, is that Word of God being spoken in the vast spaces of the universe.”


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