United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - The title of Mother of the Church has been bestowed on the Blessed Virgin Mary because she gave birth to Christ, the Head of the Church, and became Mother of the redeemed before her Son gave up his spirit on the Cross. Pope Saint Paul VI solemnly confirmed the same title in an address given to the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council on November 21, 1964 and established that "by this sweetest of names the whole Christian people should henceforth give still greater honor to the Mother of God."
By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness - One day historians will look back at the period beginning with the COVID lockdowns of spring 2020 through the midterm elections of 2022 to understand how America for over two years lost its collective mind and turned into something unrecognizable and antithetical to its founding principles... “Sovietization” is perhaps the best diagnosis of the pathology. ...
By Larry Chapp, Catholic World Report - The bottom line here is that popes tend to appoint folks who think as they do, even though Papa Francis has elevated that tendency into an art form. And the liberal wing of the Church in the U.S. has had much to cheer about from all of the Pope’s American red hats, with the McElroy red hat being the cherry on the red velvet cake of Cardinals Cupich, Tobin, and Gregory.
By Fr. Robert P. Imbellim, The Catholic Thing - All the wondrous “signs” Jesus works in the course of the Gospel – from the wedding feast at Cana to the raising of Lazarus – are consummated and surpassed in his “hour of glory.” Hence, we read at the end of the Passion Account: “Jesus said, ‘It is fulfilled.’ And, bowing his head, he handed over [paredōken] the Spirit” (Jn 19:30).