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Making the wrong kind of mess

Making the wrong kind of mess

tarting in 2013 and variously thereafter, Pope Francis has called upon Catholics, especially young Catholics, to “make a mess.” In a way, this makes admirable sense. Reform and renewal always involve a kind of creative destruction. Disrupting old patterns of sin and purifying the spirit

For the Care of Souls

For the Care of Souls

In the past few months, several Catholic bishops have issued statements on the question of whether to publicly deny pro-abortion politicians the Eucharist. I am grateful to all my brother bishops who have courageously spoken out on this thorny subject. When bishops share according to

A Warning Against the Synodal Path

A Warning Against the Synodal Path

The following letter was recently sent to Vatican Magazin. Translated from the German by Msgr. Hans Feichtinger and with the author’s permission. Alexander GarthPastor, St. Mary’s ChurchKirchplatz 906886 Wittenberg Germany Easter 2021 Dear Editors of Vatican Magazin in Rome, I am watching with concern the efforts of Protestantization in