Article 26 – Marriage! The Magisterium is Infallible

First Published in The Catholic Voice – December 2014

Confusion about what the Church Teaches

I like to talk to people about these articles and to discuss what is contained within them as it gives me greater insight into the state of both the world and the Church and it also gives me fuel for future articles. Recently I met with a young woman who had just returned from Rome where she is studying about marriage and family. I put the proposal to her that in order to defend marriage we must first of all defend consecrated virginity as it is of a far higher order than the married state.Read the rest

Be not troubled. Be firm in your faith.

In these troubled times for the Catholic Church, when many are confused and there is contradiction amongst cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and laity, we do well to listen to those great Doctors of the Church who have gone before us.  I have mentioned my practice of following the liturgical cycle with Dom Propser Gueranger’s ‘The Liturgical Year’.  Yesterday was the feast of St John Chrysostom and Dom Gueranger gives the address that St John Chrusostom gave to the faithful under his care just before his final exile and death. He tells them not to be troubled at what is happening and then he asks of them a favour. … Read the rest