By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing - Now that the initial excitement has died down some, it’s a good time to take a calmer look at Cardinal Gerhard Mueller’s recently published Manifesto of Faith. He begins by quoting Our Lord: “Let not your hearts be troubled.” (Jn 14:1) Troubled, indeed, are the faithful in these days. The doctrinal and moral chaos in the Church is manifest and grave.
By Mark Alexander, The Patriot Post - Until now, discussions about using the “25th Amendment6” to remove our duly elected president from office, originally attributed to then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as well as Rosenstein’s own suggestion that he could wear a wire to entrap Trump, had been dismissed as facetious... But McCabe says no. Rosenstein “raised the issue” of the 25th Amendment and “offered to wear a wire7 into the White House.” McCabe says Rosenstein added: “I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn’t know it was there.”
By Tom Collingwood, Catholic Stand - In that context I have always searched for what may be the root causes of why would a priest, bishop or any member of the clergy perform abusive acts, discount them, condone them, or hide them. The sacred vows of a priest have been ignored, violated and corrupted by some. Why? It’s a timely question to ask before the Bishops conference called by the Pope meets in February.
By Marcus Roberts, Mercatornet - The video below from Radio Free Europe tells of a school in the village of Shapy, in the Smolensk region of western Russia. It was on the brink of closing a dozen years ago owing to the shortage of students. Then three teachers adopted five children, and the rest of the village has followed their example. Now, over 70 children have been adopted and the school is flourishing.