On this Fathers’ Day I thank and praise the 500+ priests who’ve reiterated their belief in Humanae Vitae on its 50th anniversary. It’s an amazingly prophetic document. It foresaw how a redefinition of sex would lead to the malaise our society now faces: w2.vatican.va/content/paul-v…
Please pray for Fr Chris Rutledge and his parish group on pilgrimage to Lourdes. They are safe but last night the River Gave broke its banks. The Grotto is flooded and the International Mass in the Underground basilica cancelled. Flooded everywhere. May God protect everyone.
The outcome of the Irish referendum still saddens me no end. In many countries abortion has been brought in by politicians and the metropolitan elite. But in Ireland it’s been brought in by a ground swell among the people - in the land of dear St Patrick and so many saints!
Given what’s happening in the Church now, we need to give much more attention to the ‘fides qua’ of faith (not of course excluding the ‘fides quae’): i.e. to the individual person and their subjective reception and authentic grasp of the Gospel and their response to it.
It’s really, really sad what’s happened in Ireland. The truth of our Catholic faith about the value of human life still stands. But there’s clearly a big problem within the Church about moral doctrine, authentic values and decision making. We need to reread Veritatis Splendor.
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