Posts Tagged ‘St Augustine’

Time for a Catholic ethic that sees sexuality as a gift

Monday, April 17th, 2023
sexuality as gift

In the recent discussions raised by San Diego Cardinal Robert McElroy on “radical inclusion,” for LGBTQ people and others in the Catholic Church, one obstacle posed is the consistent teaching of the church in sexual ethics. As a moral theologian, I believe it is worth knowing how and why those teachings were formed in the Read more

Facebook called out for St Augustine quote hate speech decision

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Social media giant Facebook ran into determined opposition after describing a St Augustine quote as “hate speech” and removing it from its site. Domenico Bettinelli, a pro-life activist from Massachusetts, immediately wrote a blog post about Facebook taking down the Divine Office passage. Facebook had said it took it down because it violated Facebook’s “Community Read more

Sins of the saints

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Augustine was not the only saint to have ‘once been a great sinner’. Beyond the hagiographies many lived lives of great scandal. When Catholics discuss saints who were once great sinners, the first one that comes to mind is St Augustine of Hippo. And for good reason: as a teenager Augustine abandoned the Catholic faith Read more

Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrates 20 years as a bishop

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his ordination as bishop on July 25, the feast of the apostle James. On July 25, 1994, he was ordained as auxiliary to assist Bishop Denis Browne in Auckland. At a Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last Friday, Bishop Dunn dwelt on two things he Read more