By Dan Hitchens, First Things - A crisis of doctrine, such as the one through which the Catholic Church is now passing, has several sad effects. Most obviously, the truth is obscured, with unthinkable consequences for the salvation of souls… the most obvious result is the very evident grief among faithful Catholics… What is distressing, for many Catholics, is to find themselves out of harmony with the pope. To be clear: Pope Francis is not the one directly proclaiming strange novelties.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - One of the more irritating and sadder characteristics of our times is that we seem to have lost our collective sense of humor. Our ability to laugh at ourselves appears to be gone, replaced by “frowny-faced” political correctness; there are seemingly endless rules about what can be said about whom, when, where, and using what terminology.
By Emilie Kao, Zachary Jones, Daily Signal - Specifically, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan over a 2015 law that allows religious adoption agencies to decline placing children with same-sex parents, in accordance with their religious convictions.
By Christopher West, EWTN - We have every reason to hope — not in the sense of wishful thinking, but with the certainty of “the hope that does not disappoint” — that Christ’s prayer that all his followers “will be one” will someday be answered. One great sign that the journey toward unity is, in fact, underway is the 1999 Catholic-Lutheran “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.”