Fr. Robert P. Imbelli, The Catholic Thing - “To acknowledge Christ meant destroying my family. Could He really charge me to do such a thing?”… Here is how Nabeel frames the new realization to which he came: To be a Christian means suffering real pain for the sake of God. Not as a Muslim would suffer for God because Allah so commands Him by fiat, but as the heartfelt expression of a grateful child whose God first suffered for him.
By Nick Hallett, Online Editor, Catholic Herald - A member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission has written to Pope Francis saying many Catholics are losing confidence in “their supreme shepherd” due to on-going doctrinal confusions… He accuses Pope Francis of seemly trying to “censor and even mock” people with traditional views on divorce and remarriage by suggesting they are “Pharisaic stone-throwers who embody a merciless rigorism”… “This kind of calumny is alien to the nature of the Petrine ministry,” he says.
By Stefano Gennarini, The Stream - Jesus was not a politician, but he understood the most important rule of politics. “He who is not with me is against me” (Mt 12:30). Many of his present-day followers, on the other hand, do not, at least when it comes to the pro-life cause.