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Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings believe their plan can still work

From Jenni Russell in THE TIMES, 5 September 2019 The country is being played on a grand scale by the men in Downing Street. Nothing is as it seems. Boris Johnson wanted and intended to lose his historic vote. The headlines declaring he has lost control are only half right. Johnson and his chief strategist, Dominic Cummings, deliberately…

Divorce, Annulment & Communion – An Orthodox Theologian Weighs In

By David Bentley Hart in 'Commonweal' (USA), 26 August 2019 As I am not a Roman Catholic, I cannot pretend to have any stake in—or, for that matter, any particular right to an opinion regarding—the controversy surrounding Amoris laetitia. From the vantage of Eastern Orthodoxy, there is nothing particularly scandalous in the document—certainly nothing repugnant…

Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service in The National Catholic Reporter, 8 August 2019 WASHINGTON — A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ. The…