By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia - Often circumstances out of our control will prevent us from attending Sunday Mass. Whether it is extreme weather like a snowstorm, or a debilitating illness, there are times when it would be dangerous or impossible to physically attend Mass... In those special situations, the obligation to attend Mass is suspended, but of course it is good to try to keep holy the Sabbath in as many ways as we can.
By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow - A book releasing today exposes a new player in the Deep State's anti-Trump conspiracy to undermine a president that one of the authors ranks right up there with Ronald Reagan... In their new book, Trump's Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency, Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie reveal the bureaucratic machine's unwavering assault on the Trump presidency from within.
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Catholic Register - The death of Bishop Robert Morlino will be noted far beyond the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. The late prelate’s outspoken orthodoxy and support for traditional liturgy will ensure that... Bishop Morlino will not leave his diocese a new cathedral, but he will leave it something more important — a renewed and enlarged presbyterate. For a small diocese of fewer than 300,000 souls, Bishop Morlino attracted an abundance of priestly vocations, at one time nearly three dozen. In his 15 years as bishop he ordained more than 40 priests.
By Christopher Manon, Ph.D., The Stream - At the USCCB meeting in November, U.S. bishops tried to hammer out a policy for punishing bishops who cover up sex abuse. They also sought documents on what Pope Francis knew about child-molesting ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. And the Vatican stepped in and shut them down. Plaintiff lawyers will say that this proves that the bishops aren’t really independent. That the Vatican controls them, and so ought to be liable for their actions — including the shuffling of child-abusing priests… The pope overruled that bishops’ national body on a question of vital importance: the moral integrity of Holy Mother Church herself.