CNA - Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, used Twitter to issue a scathing criticism of the USCCB’s official statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden... In his four-part Twitter thread on Wednesday, Cardinal Cupich said that “the USCCB issued an ill-considered statement on the day of President Biden’s inauguration. Aside from the fact that there is seemingly no precedent for doing so, the statement, critical of President Biden, came as a surprise to many bishops, who received it just hours before it was released.”
By Andrew Trunsky, The Stream, Daily Caller - President Joe Biden is expected to sign multiple executive orders aimed at combating climate change on his first day in office... The orders, which block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, rejoin the Paris Climate Accords and temporarily halt oil and gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, would directly reverse policies implemented by former President Donald Trump... Biden’s move to kill the $8 billion pipeline, which would have carried hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil from western Canada to oil refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast ....
By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia - In the year 2000, John Paul II wrote a special apostolic letter proclaiming “St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen and Politicians.” In it, he gave several reasons why he believed Thomas More deserved this special title... There are many reasons for proclaiming Thomas More Patron of statesmen and people in public life. Among these is the need felt by the world of politics and public administration for credible role models able to indicate the path of truth at a time in history when difficult challenges and crucial responsibilities are increasing.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - For the record the Greek text is Φεύγετε τὴν πορνείαν (Pheugete ten porneian) which is accurately and easily translated: Flee fornication (sexual immorality). It is a powerful admonition in the Greek, and just about every other English version of the Bible, except the Revised New American Bible (RNAB). I checked twenty other translations, and they all say “Flee fornication” or “Flee sexual immorality.”... It is a clarion call to chastity that is so necessary to hear in this sex saturated culture?