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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

IGNATIUS INSIGHT - TUESDAY, September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, September 30, 2014 | Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church 

ESSAYS and POSTS about mercy and the indissolubility of marriage, The Rapture, Emma Watson, kings and popes, love and justice, the religion of "tolerance", and more!

True Mercy and the Indissolubility of Marriage | Cardinal George Pell | In his foreword to a new book, Cardinal George Pell argues that "one cannot maintain the indissolubility of marriage by allowing the 'remarried' to receive Holy Communion."

Five Myths About the "Rapture" and the "Left Behind" Industry | Carl E. Olson | On the (short) history, (bad) theology, and (continuing) appeal of premillennial dispensationalism.

An American Couple Prepares for the Synod | Jim Graves | Alice and Jeff Heinzen of Wisconsin are the only American couple attending the upcoming Synod of Bishops as auditors.

Emma Watson's Empty Performance at the U.N. | Tessa Bowman | A sweet, unassuming delivery from the young actress cannot hide the unoriginal and problematic themes within her September 20th address.

Kings and Popes Playing with Fire | Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille | The mere expectation of a change to Church teaching is damaging because it creates, or reinforces, the idea that doctrine is a political plaything.

What is Love? | Fr. Dan Pattee, TOR | The question that has guided Church discussions for decades will likely guide discussions at the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

Justice and the Kingdom | Carl E. Olson | How often do we think that God is being unfair to us, even unjust? Are we occasionally tempted to mutter, "It’s not fair that God is putting me through this difficult situation"?

Welcoming the Light of Dogma | Brian Jones | The authoritative teaching of the Church is liberating because truth is not something we create, but a divine gift we receive.

The Liberal Religion of "Tolerance" | Dr. Paul Kengor | Just 11% of people with "consistently liberal views" think teaching of religious faith is among the "most important child-rearing qualities."

Shusako Endo’s The Golden Country and "the full symphony" of Catholicism | Jerry Salyer | When threatened with petty political correctness, Catholics should bear in mind Endo’s depiction of heroic Christian witness.

Marriage, Communion, and the Teachings of the Church | CWR Staff | An interview with two of the contributors to the book, Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church.

Spinning the Synod | Carl E. Olson | Here are five misleading claims and skewed statements about the upcoming Synod of Bishops.


Celebrating 30 Years of Project Rachel | Carrie Gress | An interview with Vicki Thorn, founder of the pro-life ministry helping women and men find healing after abortion.

The Magical, Timeless Popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien | Michael Coren | The support for all things Tolkien is fascinating not only because of its size but because of its surreal diversity.

Is Pope Francis upset about an Ignatius Press book? | Catholic News Agency | Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, responds to claims and complaints made by Cardinal Walter Kasper.

The Synod and the Real Crisis of Marriage | Russell Shaw | The debates over divorce, remarriage, and receiving Communion must not distract from other formidable challenges

Faith, Love, and Music Come Together in The Song | Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle | A conversation with Alan Powell, star of the upcoming movie The Song, which is inspired by the Song of Solomon.

Islam, Violence, and the Nature of God | Dr. R. Jared Staudt | Where and why Catholics agree--and disagree--with Muslims

Liberalism, Choice, and Compulsion | James Kalb | Contrary to what many people believe, no society can maximize free choice and all societies involve some sort of compulsion.

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