Tag: Augustine

A case for priestly celibacy

A case for priestly celibacy

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is a very bad argument for celibacy which has reared its head throughout the tradition and which is, even today, defended by some. It runs something like this: married life is morally and spiritually suspect; priests, as religious leaders, should be spiritual athletes above reproach; therefore, priests shouldn’t be married.

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Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

| Kelly Seegers | April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students in professor Chad Pecknold’s newest class come from Canada, Uruguay, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and all across the United States, but two things unite them all — a printed copy of St. Augustine’s “City of God” and their Twitter accounts.

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The last acceptable prejudice in America rides again

The last acceptable prejudice in America rides again

| Father Robert Barron | April 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Anti-Catholicism has long been a feature of both the high and the low culture in America.

From the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century, it was out in the open. Many editorialists, cartoonists, politicians and other shapers of popular opinion in that era were crudely explicit in their opposition to the Catholic Church.

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