On the fundamental importance of the Bible — Where Peter Is

The sixth and final chapter of Dei Verbum is about how the Bible is actually used and its fundamental importance in the Church. The chapter begins by saying that listening to the Bible at Mass stands on par with receiving… 15 more words On the fundamental importance of the Bible — Where Peter Is

The inanity of CTRL-F criticism — Where Peter Is

“This document has 43,000 words. 43,000 words. So that’s a lot. This is—I believe this is his longest encyclical. I didn’t compare it, but it feels like the longest. And I’m going to throw something up on the screen that… The post The inanity of CTRL-F criticism appeared first on Where Peter Is. The inanity ofContinue reading “The inanity of CTRL-F criticism — Where Peter Is”

Vatican II and “weaponized ambiguity” — Where Peter Is

It has become common among critics of the Second Vatican Council to use the expression “weaponized ambiguity” to describe certain conciliar teachings. This expression assumes that language in the Vatican II documents is ambiguous, in the sense that teachings can… The post Vatican II and “weaponized ambiguity” appeared first on Where Peter Is. Vatican II andContinue reading “Vatican II and “weaponized ambiguity” — Where Peter Is”

Pope Francis and his vision of fraternity — Where Peter Is

Over the last several days, Catholic social media has been abuzz with talk about Fratelli Tutti (“Brothers All” or “Brothers and Sisters All” in English), Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on human fraternity. Naturally, much of the speculation about its contents has centered on the pope’s recent series of audiences, under the theme To Heal The […]Continue reading “Pope Francis and his vision of fraternity — Where Peter Is”

The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep — Where Peter Is

“By the power of the risen Lord [the Church] is given strength that it might, in patience and in love, overcome its sorrows and its challenges, both within itself and from without, and that it might reveal to the world,… The post The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep appeared first on Where… TheContinue reading “The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep — Where Peter Is”