Msgr. Charles Pope

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Do Not Be Deceived: Christ Forbids Homosexual Acts, and the Church Cannot Teach Otherwise

A steady march of the sexual revolution into deeper and deeper confusion has left many Catholics and fellow Christians confused themselves. But there should be no confusion nor is there permissible dissent by any Catholic (lay or cleric) from...

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Why Traditional Priestly Cassocks are Making a Comeback

The cassock was once the most common form of clerical attire in the parish setting, but beginning in the late 1960s it was almost universally abandoned. Today, however, younger clergy have to some extent rediscovered it. It’s a bit like something...

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Neighborhoods Change, but the Lord is an Everlasting Rock

Dramatic demographic shifts have occurred throughout this country that have substantially affected the Catholic Church. Nationally, Catholics have tended to relocate from the Northeast to the South and Southwest. In many large cities, such as...

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8 Modern Errors Every Catholic Should Know and Avoid

There are many errors in our time that masquerade as wisdom and balance, but they are no such thing. I have written before (HERE and HERE) on many errors of our time of a more philosophical nature. The following list that I compile is more...

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I Love Pure Science Because I Love the Truth

I live on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; many protesters walk past my parish on their way to the Mall and the Capitol to make their case. In the past week we’ve been treated to two sets of marchers, whose signs largely indicated that if you...

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A Catholic Reflection on the United Airlines Overbooking Debacle

  There are a number of moral and spiritual issues at work in the recent forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight. While the majority of the condemnation falls on United Airlines, the actions of the passenger himself are not...

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How Has Our Health Care System Become Such a Mess?

I write today about the current health care debate as a novice. I am bewildered as to how we got into the mess we are in today. You may call some of my observations naïve or unrealistic, but something tells me that the views of ordinary people...

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The Church Cannot Teach Error, Because She Was Founded by Jesus Christ, Who is God Himself

There are often strident demands, coming from both within and outside the Church, that she change her teachings to conform to modern notions. Given our era’s preoccupation with sex, many of the demands for change involve related issues:...

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How Catholic is Your Stance on Immigration?

I have lamented in the past that the politicization of moral issues has caused distortions in the reflections of many Catholics. No Catholic should have any doubt about the Church’s teaching on abortion, contraception, and euthanasia, nor should...

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St. Michael and Our Lady of Fatima

I have written elsewhere about why I think that 2017 will be a critical year. I believe it will be a year of hidden blessings or one of something so shocking that it will usher in a blessing that will only be understood later. It has been 100...