By Thomas D. Williams, PH.D. Breitbart - Pope Francis gave a virtual tour of world crises Monday, conspicuously omitting mention of the Uighur genocide taking place in China’s Xinjiang region... In his annual address to members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited by the Holy See, the pope highlighted what he considers to be the major global crises and injustices of the past year... In his comprehensive litany of world problems, the pope mentioned floods in Vietnam and the Philippines, fires in Australia and California, humanitarian emergencies in Sudan ...
By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing - In the British comic Review in the 1960s, Beyond the Fringe, a commanding officer in the Royal Air Force sought to persuade a pilot to go on a kamikaze mission. “Smedley,” he said, “we need someone at this moment to make a [Grand] Futile Gesture.”... Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska has made his career with Grand Futile Gestures... he has shown little interest in doing the grinding work of a legislator in working out bills in committee and persuading his colleagues.
By Renee Rasmussen, Crisis Magazine - When I decided to return to class at Catholic University of America in the spring, I knew things would be different. I was ready to face the challenge of the COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the political climate revolving around the election and BLM movement. What I was not ready for was to watch as my university’s culture shifted in the matter of a few days toward hate, destruction, and absolute hypocrisy.
By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant - Bishops have been grabbing for government money with both hands while sitting atop billions of dollars... On Feb. 4, the Associated Press released a thorough report showing how U.S. bishops raked in $3 billion in taxpayer money — originally meant to help small businesses weather the China virus lockdowns... The scandal is that the bishops really didn't need the money. For nearly two decades, bishops have been consolidating diocesan finances in an effort to keep their money away from sex abuse victims.