“Someone once said that tradition is the living memory of believers. Traditionalism instead is the dead life of our believers.”
'We have sometimes spoken of marriage so abstractly that it loses all its attractiveness.'
The Bible itself presents family life not as an abstract ideal but as what the Holy Father calls a “work of craftsmanship.”
The great question is this: How do we form consciences?
Synod on the Family
The Year of Mercy and the 2015 Synod on the Family: A conversation with Cardinal Georges Cottier, O.P.
Cardinal Georges Cottier, O.P., the former theologian for the papal household under St. John Paul II, feels that the Year of Mercy is an extraordinary opportunity given to the church to better discover herself and her mission.
A church of the pure or a fisherman's trap, that is to say, a net containing a mixture of good and bad fish, according to an expression of St. Augustine? This is the question that comes to mind as my guests arrive: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and his Dominican brother Jean-Miguel Garrigues. I
To climb the narrow staircases, in their understated elegance, which connect the floors of the Building of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, gives rhythm to the clear perception that this place, in itself small, is the spiritual heart of millions of Orthodox Christians worldwide.For 1,700
The love between a man and a woman stands as an image of the love of God. The call to family life is written into human nature. This vocation takes the form of a demanding voyage that is sometimes full of conflict—as is all of human life, after all. The vital force, the human energy contained
“It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”