By John Zmirak, a Senior Editor, The Stream - For weeks, the world has watched, mostly with indifference, as Islamist Turkish autocrat Tayyip Erdogan waged a vicious war against U.S. allies. Turkey funded ISIS for years by buying its oil. Now it is shelling and bombing the Syrian Democratic Forces in Afrin, Syria.
By Michael Davis, Catholic Herald - Pope Francis is famously stubborn in the face of disagreement, especially when it comes from his own bishops. For more than a year he has refused to answer the four “dubia bishops” (two of whom have since died) who requested that he confirm the orthodoxy of certain passages of Amoris Laetitia that some theologians said were out of synch with Church teaching.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - One of the more underreported sins is greed. It is easy to conclude that greed is something manifested by “that other person,” who has more than I do. Yes, that rich guy over there, the one who earns a dollar more per hour than I do; he’s greedy, but I’m not.
By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - German bishops have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of producing a “guide” for Protestant spouses on reception of Holy Communion under certain conditions... At their spring conference in Ingolstadt, the German bishops’ conference agreed that a Protestant partner of a Catholic can receive the Eucharist after having made a “serious examination” of conscience with a priest or another person with pastoral responsibilities, “affirms the faith of the Catholic Church,”