By Msgr. Charles Pope, National Catholic Register - Yes, God’s warnings are as real today as ever. He is more interested in our souls than our buildings. Our museums and works of art are trinkets to Him compared to the holiness of our lives, which he seeks. We are too easily mesmerized by the worldly splendor of such things and think it can substitute for the holiness and truth to which it points... During this painful crisis of clergy sexual abuse, vague leadership, and lack of accountability, the call goes out with an urgency that rivals the greatest cries of biblical times: the Church must repent. This cry is addressed to all, from the laity and the lowliest of clergy to the Pope himself. Serious sins must be acknowledged and repented of. The Church must accept a deep purification that, though sure to be painful, is necessary.
Catholic News Agency - Pro-life pregnancy centers drew nearly 2 million clients in 2017 and provided more than $161 million in free services, according to a new report released this week... “Pregnancy centers exist to serve and support mothers in the courageous decision to give their children life, even under the most difficult circumstances,” said Chuck Donovan, president of the Charles Lozier Institute. “This report calculates the impact of their mission of love in concrete terms.”
By Ines A. Murzaku, The Catholic Thing - “Take this ring, the seal of your fidelity. With faith and love protect the bride of God, his Holy Church.”… Catholic Tradition is so rich and imbued with tradition that solutions to problems are to be found in the tradition and dictated by tradition. There have been 152 archdiocesan/diocesan public statements released by archbishops and bishops denouncing Theodore McCarrick for his sexual abuse and expressing shock, anger, and pain caused by the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report… That’s not an insignificant number of American bishops.