Justifying Theft

Did you know that St. Thomas Aquinas taught that there are occasions when it is OK to steal? Consider this from the Summa (II-II, q. 66, a. 7): In cases of need all things are common property, so that there would seem to be no sin in taking another’s property, for need has made it…

Happy Anniversary!

It’s been ten years for Jim and Jessica Cork — and in another week, it will be ten years for Rob and Linda. They made it convenient for us all by having their weddings a week apart, one in Manchester, NH, the other in Essex, NY. Below is a picture of the six of us…

Official Announcement of the Upcoming MP

Zadok Romanus directs us to the official announcement on the Vatican webpage of the pope’s meeting yesterday discussing the upcoming publication of the Motu Proprio on the Tridentine mass. And now secular news services have picked up the scent: AP, New York Times. Last, but not least, Catholic News Service. For a refresher, see the…