Compendium – Foreword and introduction

In his foreword, Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino (who chaired the committee that produced the text) notes that Pope John Paul II commissioned the work in order to support and orient the action of Christians, whose entire lives should be acts of evangelization, as they go about their lives and engage with others.  The introduction proclaims … Continue reading Compendium – Foreword and introduction

The Social Doctrine of the Church

In recent years, we have been reading and hearing ever more frequently about ‘social justice’.  Less frequently is the term defined, or its underlying assumptions identified.  Occasionally, however, discussions about ‘social justice’ do reveal some of the ideological commitments of its proponents – and these commitments are often profoundly opposed to Church teaching.  In our … Continue reading The Social Doctrine of the Church

Supporting our seminarians

Please help us support the seminarians who are training to serve the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston by writing letters of encouragement. The following seminarians may be reached at: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary16300 Old Emmitsburg RoadEmmitsburg, MD 21727 Rev. Mr. Phillip SzaboRyan Budd, 4th TheologyJohn Soplinski, 2nd Pre-TheologyTyler Boyd, 1st Pre-Theology Jacob Dye (1st year college) may … Continue reading Supporting our seminarians

Bransfield’s false apology and the state of our Diocese

A few days ago Michael Bransfield issued a statement about the scandal that he has caused in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and Bishop Brennan released a letter providing some clarifications.  These developments provide an opportunity to reflect on the state of our Diocese and what work remains to be done to ensure that it continues … Continue reading Bransfield’s false apology and the state of our Diocese