By EN.News - Pope Francis is giving authority to individual bishops and Bishops' Conferences, Cardinal Raymond Burke has noticed, “But this is not the Catholic Church.”… Burke points out that the fluid concept of synodality is relativizing the papal office and therefore constitutes “a principle of rupture rather than a development of doctrine”.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - This Sunday’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a time to reflect on not only the Lord’s Baptism but our own. In an extended sense, when Christ is baptized, so are we, for we are members of His Body. As Christ enters the water, He makes holy the water that will baptize us. He enters the water and we follow. In these waters, He acquires gifts to give us.
By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine - As one who has worked with and taught young people, I think we need to be careful about writing them all off as melting snowflakes or incurable cell phone addicts. Not all millennials are equally in need of adulting. Some have developed good work ethics and practical skills from heroic parents... What I see in the young generation is not something new, but a logical consequence of defects from prior generations, starting with my own boomer generation…
By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews - Catholic apologist Doug Barry said Wednesday in a Facebook post that cited LGBT-affirming Jesuit Father James Martin and Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich in connection to fostering heresy and damaging behavior... “A priest in the Houston diocese, Fr. Mark Goring, has been silenced for speaking out against the Church scandals and for encouraging action to take down what he has referred to as ‘the corruption network,’" Barry said, before then lauding Goring’s care for souls and love of the Catholic faith.