Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Let’s Starve the Church?

“Because the story of Theodore McCarrick isn’t just a story about sexual abuse. It’s about institutions and power.” —Jonathan Last, The American Standard, 15 Sept. 2018. There is a fine article in The American Standard by Jonathan Last giving a

Read More »

Jeremiahs or Jerks  ?

  In the last few weeks some things have happened that have stunned me – and caused me to think and rethink writing about and discussing what I see as a the devastating crisis in Jesus’s Church. A priest was

Read More »
Ben Butera

The Pope: Rock or Stumbling-Block?

I recently ran across this reflection about “popes” from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (B16, now Pope Emeritus)… “We have grown accustomed to making a clear distinction between Peter the rock and Peter the denier of Christ—the denier of Christ: that is

Read More »
Ben Butera

Professor Ratzinger on Hell

Since there is some talk this Triduum of what Pope Francis may or may not have said about Hell, I wanted to re-post an old post of mine that deals with the article of faith “He descended into hell” (Good

Read More »

How To Know & Deal With Heresy Today – Part III

Nothing can substitute for reading the entire text of the Commintory of St. Vincent of Lerins on heresy. It is available on several internet sites, e.g. at newadvent.org:   http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3506.htm   This is Part III, the last of the summary

Read More »