By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange - When confronted with the reality of suffering most of us cringe from it, recoil, or even run away from it. We want to flee to some special corner where we believe that we will be exempt from the reality of suffering. However, this is not possible. Whether we like it or not suffering is an inevitable part of the human condition—our fallen condition as a result of Original Sin.
By Msgr. Charles Pope, National Catholic Register - I wrote most of this post before the open letter of Cardinal Ouellet was released. I will leave extended commentary on that letter to others for now, except to say that whatever scolding the cardinal issued to Archbishop Viganò, he does confirm a central claim made by the archbishop — namely, that allegations about Cardinal McCarrick were known well before June of this year and resulted in some sort of censure, even if informal.
By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews - “I would like to begin tonight’s proceedings differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude,” Trump said at the start of a solemn but also celebratory ceremony in the East Room of the White House... “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” he said. “Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction, based on lies and deception.”
By Jeffrey Tranzillo, Crisis Magazine - We will do well first to get an overall sense of the document’s deliberately skewed perspective… The IL on youth follows the same, general pattern as Amoris Laetitia (AL), whose flawed and fuzzy teaching on conscience and discernment it presupposes and employs. Like AL, the IL presents a massive amount of information, in the midst of which its architects have buried land mines set to explode later on, so as to generate revolutionary changes in Church teaching and practice.