Authority and ObedienceCatholic Answers Live interview with Bishop Thomas J Tobin of Youngstown (requires RealPlayer)
Call to Action, Call to ApostasyCatholic Answers Live interview with Brian Clowes, author of Call to Action or Call to Apostasy? How Dissenters Plan to Remake the Catholic Church in Their Own Image (requires RealPlayer)
Americanism: Then and Nowby Russell Shaw. The Vatican spoke out authoritatively almost a century ago, but the lessons drawn from the American experience remain crucial for the Church today. (from Catholic World Report, May 1995)
Cafeteria Catholics(from Light and Life, the newsletter of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary)
Call to ActionAd for 1994 Call to Action Conference and the complete text of the 'Missalette' sheets passed out to the participants at the 1993 Call to Action Catholic conference for their Saturday evening liturgy.
Catholic Dissidentsby Mary Jo Anderson. A survey and critque of the positions, history and purposes of a dissident organization, The Association of the Rights of Catholic in the Church (ARCC). (from Crisis, September 1996)
Catholic Teaching on Conscience & DissentAn essay by Fr Anthony Fisher, OP on the Church's teaching regarding the formation and following of conscience, and the supposed right to dissent from Church teaching as a matter of conscience
Conservative Bishops, Liberal Resultsby James Hitchcock. For more than a decade, journalists have commented regularly on Pope John Paul's apparent desire to appoint more 'conservative' bishops in the United States. Yet despite promises of a 'counter-reformation,' the liberal trend continues.
Historical Credibility of Hans KungFr Joseph Costanzo SJ was Professor of Political Philosophy, Historical Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law in the graduate schools of Fordham (1949 - 52, 1955 - 1970) and Georgetown universities.
Laughter: the Best Medicineby Kathleen Howley. When the local Catholic priest trades his black suit and Roman collar for faded jeans and a T-shirt, and says to his flock, 'Just call me Bob,' what should you do?
Liberalism and TheologyFr Stanley Jaki maintains that liberalism must carry the chief responsiblity for the strain which has heavily sapped the strength of the Church since Vatican II (from Faith & Reason, Winter 1994)
More Good Newsby Fr Romanus Cessario OP. What's right with the Church! (from Catholic Dossier, March/April 1998)
On Talking Positive But Being NegativeIn this fine essay, Professor Centore exposes the hypocrisy behind so much of contemporary liberal jargon by revealing its subtle denial of objective value (from Faith & Reason, Fall 1990)
Parent-Free Zoneby John Leo, U.S. News and World Report. "Anticulturalism" is the dominant ideology among child development experts, and it has filtered into the courts, into the schools, into our kitchens and family rooms. It boils down to the notion that children should be allowed to develop on their own; that parents and schools should stimulate and encourage but otherwise stay out of the way. Children are not to be raised, but simply allowed to grow.
Paul VI Was RightAccording to Dutch Primate Cardinal Adrianus Simonis, Paul VI realized that non-Catholic thinking had penetrated the Church. Today, he warns, a new Reformation is under way on a par with the 16th century movement.
Religious Left CoalitionsA description of coalitions of the religious left, especially the relatively young Call to Renewal, which includes some familiar Catholic participants. (from Crisis, July/August 1996)
Retrieving Rahner for Orthodox CatholicismDr. Mark Lowery offers a critique of the thought of Karl Rahner from an orthodox Catholic perspective focusing upon the late Jesuit's treatment of doctrine. (from Faith & Reason, Fall 1991)
Richard McCormick vs the PopeThe Pope has missed the point, says Fr. McCormick in 'Veritatis Splendor and Moral Theology'. He says the Pope accuses the Proportionalists of saying what they do not really say. Fr William Most contends that it is Fr. McCormick who is confused rather than the Pope.
Towards an Adult Theologyby Fr William Most. 'Some theologians, by neglecting the true method of theology and by going against the magisterium, show clear signs of adolescence.' (from Homiletic & Pastoral Review, July 1971)
Two Ways to KnowledgeIn this essay, Arthur Halbach shows how a proper understanding of the definition of meaning has consequences on catechetics, liturgy, academic freedom, and the dissident magisterium (from Faith & Reason, Summer 1989)