By Marjorie Murphy Campbell, The Christian Review - I also urge the USCCB to promptly appoint a commission of laity to work with the USCCB on initiating this investigation and to formulate independent observations and recommendations regarding procedures for exposing, reporting and addressing sexual misconduct by our Bishops. It is critical to Catholics – who are called upon to encourage our sons toward the priesthood – to understand the scope of sexual predation, and its enabling, among our Bishops.
By Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., The Stream - What I really said is that for most people, “follow your passion” is a poor guide to a prosperous career. It’s better to first find out what you might be good at that other people want, then pursue that, and passion will follow. But the message clearly isn’t getting through. So, let’s dig a little deeper… What is a Passion? In this context, it’s a positive emotion. Your passion is something you’re excited about. As Merriam-Webstersays, it’s “ardent affection.”…..
By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine - The gaying of the Church is perhaps the most diabolical attack the Devil has ever launched against the Catholic Faith… First, there is the massive damage done to the Church: the thousands of victims, the hundreds of millions in payouts, the bankruptcy of dioceses, and the cratering of ecclesial credibility… And yet, in our society is there a more sympathetic group than gays? Is there a more favored group?...
Homily by Fr. John De Celles - In the last few weeks we’ve heard in the news that the former Archbishop of Washington, one of the most powerful Cardinals of the Church, Theodore McCarrick, has been accused of such failures —terrible crimes and reprehensible grave sins. Although the Pope suspended him from public ministry until the investigations are concluded, McCarrick has publicly denied all accusations. But more and more have come out. After years of hiding the stories and accusation—and evidence—the media has finally started to report what they have known for years, and lay out names, dates and documents.