Even when our enemies are so corrupt and evil that there is no discernible sign of good in any of them, we can at least recognize that they are fellow human beings and children of God—however much they have violated His commands—and love and pray for them on that basis alone. Continue Reading »
Advocates of women in the diaconate will need to demonstrate that deaconesses in the early Church were “purely and simply equivalent” to male deacons. And then comes the properly theological question: the sacramentality of the diaconate itself.
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Last weekend, Pope Francis made an apostolic journey to Armenia, a small, landlocked country of three million in the South Caucasus, bordering Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The official motto of his journey was “Visit to the First Christian Nation,” a reference to Armenia’s being the . . . . Continue Reading »