Bobbie Neuens

Padre Paul’s Ponderings: Trusting in the Teaching Authority of the Church

Trusting in the Teaching Authority of the Church Cardinal John Heenan, who was the Archbishop of Westminster, England, was once asked what makes the Catholic Church distinctive. You might think he would say love or compassion. These are certainly parts of the faith, but he said something a bit startling: authority. As another preacher pointed …

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Padre Paull’s Ponderings: All Saints, All Souls, and a Catholic Understanding of Death

All Saints, All Souls, and a Catholic Understanding of Death Thirteen years ago, I went with my class in seminary to Rome. We had the chance to tour quite a bit of churches, but one was pretty unique. It’s known as the Capuchin Crypt, or Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, AKA the “bone church.” …

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