By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald - Since the allegations against Theodore McCarrick began to emerge over a month ago, one senior US churchman after another has disowned knowledge of his behaviour – some more credibly than others. They should have known. They should have made it their business to know... The question we need to be asking, after McCarrick’s resignation today, is: why didn’t they know?... If some of the bishops have been lions in other fights, they are goats in this one.
By Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - Do you ever feel like your life has no direction or purpose? Fr. Mike talks about how we can find meaning in our lives by defining goals and making small changes every day to help achieve those goals.
By David Harsanyi, The Stream - socialism is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence. Whether implemented by a mob or a single strongman, collectivism is a poverty generator, an attack on human dignity, and a destroyer of individual rights… Most so-called democratic socialists… aren’t consciously or explicitly endorsing violence or tyranny… But when they adopt the term “socialism” and the ideas associated with it, they deserve to be treated with the kind of contempt and derision that all those adopting authoritarian philosophies deserve.