By John Zmirak, The Stream - Like much of America, I suspended all other business to watch the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings on TV. And I agree with every other American on the one issue that unites us: They were terrible... Whomever you think is telling the truth. Whichever party you cleave to. Whatever you think the Senate should do. This was a three-ring circus, without the elephants, where the clowns were all creepy and the acrobats fell from the trapeze, to crash on the floor and die.
By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews - In brief, the critique alleges that the Instrumentum Laboris being used for the Synod is heavily naturalistic, too focused on the Church’s need to “listen” rather than teach, presents a distorted definition of vocation, and relays an impoverished understanding of Christian joy... Chaput says the critique was written by a “respected” North American theologian and that he published it after having received “scores of emails and letters” from lay Catholics and clergy concerned about the synod’s intent.