Distinctly Catholic: The account of the Jesus' interaction with woman at the well illustrates why the view of conservatives who challenge Pope Francis' teaching on marriage and family is so impoverished.
John Henry Newman
In a previous blog, I noted a clear contradiction in the document " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church" from the International Theological Commission. On the one hand, it was a marvelous endorsement of the sense of the faith, especially among the laity in history and theology.
When the document from the International Theological Commission was released in late June, it drew little buzz. Its authors -- from Canada, Britain, France, Poland, and other countries -- were unknown to me except for the one American on the panel, Sr. Sara Butler. She taught at Chicago's Mundelein Seminary for many years and is best known for her opposition to women's ordination.
NCR Today: A recent poll shows that 79 percent of the world's Catholics favor contraception. What can Pope Francis do about it?