By David Nussman, Church Militant - Dioceses around the country are shifting around finances to shield the money from clerical sex abuse lawsuits… Abuse victims' Attorney Jeff Anderson recently drew attention to this tactic. .. In comments to the press in late February, he slammed dioceses for their lack of accountability, saying: "They have the advantage that they don't have to adhere to outside scrutiny like corporations. The court of public opinion would have that bishops wouldn't do those kinds of things, but they do, and they have the upper hand."
By Msgr. Charles Pope - We live in a world of unprecedented comfort: electricity, indoor plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, medicine, healthcare, abundant food, myriad consumer products, and entertainment available with the click of a button. Despite this we do not seem more grateful or at ease than our forebears. If anything, we are more anxious. For example, though people have never lived so long nor been so healthy, we have never been more worried about our health.
By Most Rev. Joseph Stricklnad, The Wanderer - People are searching for true happiness. St. Augustine, in his Confessions, wrote, “The happy life is this — to rejoice to you, in you, and for you. That is it! And there is no other. But those who think there is another follow after other joys, and not the true one.”… People want to be free. But the only freedom which will truly satisfy is the authentic freedom which comes from God alone; from choosing what is true, and good and noble and beautiful…. Both the desire for happiness and the desire for freedom are a natural and supernatural longing.