By Msgr. Charles Pope - It snowed yesterday in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t anything epic, just a decent six-incher... There were drawbacks, of course: Mass attendance was poor, and I had to get up early to shovel a path to the doors. (Thank you, Lord, for the helpers you sent!) Despite the inconvenience, snow incites wonder and awe in me... I realize that not everyone likes snow, but it is an amazing work of God. He takes a barren winter landscape and creates it anew. I can almost hear Him saying, “Behold, I make all things new!”
By JP Nunez, Catholic Exchange - When we Catholics defend our Church’s teaching about contraception, we almost always use philosophical arguments that appeal to the natural law without relying on God or revelation. These kinds of arguments are great, as they can appeal to people of any faith (or even no faith), but there is another approach we can take as well, one that is particularly helpful when discussing the issue with other Christians...
By Molly Prince, The Daily Caller - Services typically suspended during government shutdowns have continued to operate under the Trump administration, with insiders pointing to acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought as the reason why... Agencies impacted by government shutdowns are forced to severely cut back on operations, suspend services, and often send workers home without pay.
By J.D. Flynn, CNA - Cardinal Donald Wuerl told priests of the Archdiocese of Washington on Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The cardinal also claimed his recent denials of knowledge concerning McCarrick’s alleged misdeeds pertained only to the sexual abuse of minors.