By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews - A clear, recurring theme has emerged in the recent social media warnings of a U.S. Catholic bishop: “Wake up.”… In three consecutive tweets over the course of 18 hours, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas urged his fellow bishops, all Catholics, and all believers to “wake up” to the perils threatening the Church, inside and out…. “Wake up” to the disregard for life in the womb… When someone tweeted, “An expert in adult stem cell research told a San Francisco court Wednesday that fetal hearts used in research are harvested from living babies” and asked, “Where is the outrage...are we pagans?”
By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency - While Msgr. Rossi is the subject of a canonical investigation, he has not been removed from his post at the national shrine, and neither the scope nor the timeline of the investigation have been delineated by the Archdiocese of Washington or the Diocese of Scranton.
Catholic News Agency - Saint Matthew, the first-century tax collector turned apostle who chronicled the life and ministry of Christ in his Gospel, is celebrated by the Church today, September 21. Although relatively little is known about the life of St. Matthew, the account he wrote of Christ's ministry – traditionally considered to be the first of the four Gospels - is of inestimable value to the Church, particularly in its verification of Jesus as the Messiah.