Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The Catholic Thing - Cardinal Newman observed in his Apologia pro Vita Sua: “Living movements do not come of committees,” an insight he may have gained from St. Gregory Nazianzen’s attitude: “If I must speak the truth, I feel disposed to shun every conference of bishops; because I never saw a synod brought to a happy issue, nor remedying, but rather increasing, existing evils.” (Ep. 55) And hasn’t every synod of the current pontificate been precisely a living out of Francis’ challenge to the youth in Rio de Janeiro: “Hagan lío!” (“Make a mess!”)?
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - Just now I am rereading the Book of Wisdom, or The Wisdom of Solomon, in the Old Testament. This is one of the deuterocanonical books—the second set of books affirmed by the Church as the true word of God. These books, probably owing primarily to their late composition, were not (or not entirely) part of the Hebrew Scriptures, but they were included in the Greek. Indeed, Greek was already the dominant cultural language by the time the Book of Wisdom was written in Alexandria in the first century BC ....
By Mary Cuff, Crisis Magazine - The future of contemplative orders in the Catholic Church is under siege, not by the oft-bemoaned vocations crisis, but by Archbishop Josè Rodrìguez Carballo, the secretary for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. In 2018, Carballo released Cor Orans, a series of regulations on women’s monastic orders. Cor Orans is the practical implementation of Pope Francis’ 2016 Vultum Dei Quaerere.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - The Catholic University of America swiftly removed coverage of abortions from its student health insurance this week after an investigation revealed that the plans violated Catholic teachings... According to the College Fix, the Washington, D.C. university apologized for the error and emphasized its commitment to “defending life at every stage.”