An Essay on the Development of Doctrine

John Henry Newman. An Essay on the Development of Doctrine. Forward by Ian Ker.  Sixth ed.  Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame, 1989/2015.  Kindle ed. Introduction Ian Ker in the Forward to the book makes a wonderful presentation of the question whether the Catholic Church has changed its teaching over the centuries. The Protestant […]


Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity. By C.S. Lewis, a revised edition with a new introduction (by Kathleen Norris). New York: HarperCollins, 2001.Pp xx, 227.  Paperback C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland and died on November 22, 1963. In 2013 the 50th anniversary of his death, he was honored at Westminster Abbey as one […]



Pope Francis Meets Patriarch Kirill in Cuba

The Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow (Russia) has not met with the Pope since 1054 A.D. …until February 12, 2016. The two religious leaders met in the airport at Havana as the Pope travelled to Mexico for an apostolic visit. They issued a joint declaration of thirty paragraphs clearly expressing their desire for unity, peace, and […]





Ecumenical Blessing and Signing of the Common Declaration by Pope Francis & Patriarch Bartholomew I

  Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Turkey (28-30 November 2014)   Istanbul Sunday, 30 November 2014 [Multimedia]   We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy […]


Cambridge Scholar Argues Liturgy’s Relevance

In an era where religious experiences often take place at venues and where concerts have replaced ritual, Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, came to Fordham University Church to make an argument for the relevance of the liturgy in today’s world. Archbishop Williams made his case in a lecture, “Liturgical Humanism: Orthodoxy and the […]