149 – “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed. Our contemplation of the fulfillment which we have yet to attain also allows us to see in proper perspective the historical journey which we make as families, and in this way to stop demanding of our interpersonal relationships a perfection, a purity of intentions and a consistency which we will only encounter in the Kingdom to come”

We all remember the experiences of so many of our national soldiers who went through arduous, exhausting and seemingly interminable combats. How many of them…

139 – “Christian morality is not a catalogue of sins and faults. The Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us. If this invitation does not radiate forcefully and attractively, it would mean that it is not the Gospel which is being preached, the message will cease to have ‘the fragrance of the Gospel’”

Negative precepts play an important role in moral formation. They remind us that we are limited, dependent and sinful beings, made to lovingly obey an…

148 – “The Church does not disregard the constructive elements in those situations which do not yet or no longer correspond to her teaching on marriage”

In reading Saint Augustine’s The City of God, we get the sensation that he was writing for our days; not what he wrote on the…

145 – “The divorced who have entered a new union can find themselves in a variety of situations, which should not be pigeonholed or fit into overly rigid classifications leaving no room for a suitable discernment”

“God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile…

136 – Francis changes the Vatican protocol regarding public sinners

On February 27, 2016, Francis received the current President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, accompanied by his concubine Juliana Awada, as well as other politicians from…