By uCatholic - But in response, Rev. Edwin C. Dwyer, a priest of the Diocese of Saginaw, delivered a powerful sermon directly addressing what a Catholic should do when they suspect sexual abuse by clergy is occurring. A transcript of the homily was posted on Fr. Dwyer’s personal Facebook page, and is published here with permission, after our request.
By Dan Hitchens, First Things - “Pope Francis continues to tell us that everything cannot be regulated by a law and there are always exceptions.” Vanier’s is not the only interpretation of Pope Francis’s ideas—the pope is ambiguous on the question of moral absolutes. The point is that Vanier, in so many other ways a hero of the faith, might not have made such a serious mistake without the influence of the Vatican.
By Father Nicholas Blackwell O. Carm., Catholic Stand - Recently, my mind is on the idea of obedience as an important lens that lent offers us. The life of a Carmelite is rooted in allegiance to Jesus Christ. Allegiance requires one to remain obedient to their Lord. St. John of the Cross reminds us that obedience lived out in love allows one to grow in deeper union with Our Lord and Savior...
By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., ChurchMilitant - The Catholic hierarchy is becoming ever more divided over the Church's perennial moral teachings and the binding doctrinal disciplines rooted in them. The faithful may draw some comfort from knowing that this division was foretold in 1973 by the Blessed Virgin Mary during her Church-approved apparitions in Akita, Japan.