Day: March 13, 2019

VVEDNESDAY EDITION

Cardinal Pell Sentenced to Six Years Imprisonment for Sexual Abuse

Chief Judge Peter Kidd handed down the sentence March 13 from the Victoria County Court in Melbourne, Australia. ☩ Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

What Makes the Christian Worldview Different from the Rest

One cannot live without developing opinions about the nature of reality, so every well-defined culture and faith naturally introduces its members to a way of seeing the world. . . ☩ Fr. James V. Schall, S.J., at Crisis Magazine

Laity Mobilize to End the Sex-Abuse Crisis and Reform the Church

Throughout the Church’s history, the laity have proved essential to the reform of the clergy, and the present crisis is no exception. ☩ Peter Jesserer Smith at National Catholic Register

Tongue-tied bishops—is it fear of retribution?

John Allen of Crux does his best to be balanced, but he can only do so much. . . ☩ Phillip Lawler at Catholic Culture

“Virgin & Laughing Child” is unveiled as Leonardo da Vinci’s only surviving sculpture

The great master was said to have created it around 1472, when he was 19 or 20. ☩ Zelda Caldwell at Aleteia

Jesus’ Proven Method For Conquering Temptation

In the gospel from the Mass today, Luke 4:1-13, we hear about Jesus being filled with the Holy Spirit, being led into the wilderness for 40 days, and then being tempted by the devil. . . ☩ uCatholic

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person, It Was All a Sham

Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.” ☩ Jamie Shupe at The Stream

Portraits of Clericalism

Many people have claimed that “clericalism” was in large part responsible for the Church’s sexual scandals. Perhaps. . . ☩ Randall Smith, Ph.D., at The Catholic Thing

The Hidden Promise about the Mansions in the Father’s House

In my Father’s house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you -- John 14:2 ☩ Stephen Beale at Catholic Exchange

US Religious-Freedom Ambassador: Concerns Remain on Vatican-China Deal

Ambassador Sam Brownback also said the U.S. backs ‘religious freedom for all.’ ☩ Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

A crowd of 1,200 Gets Rare Glimpse of Underwater Crucifix in Lake Michigan

The underwater monument is a touching remembrance of divers who have died in Michigan waters ☩ Kathy Schiffer at National Catholic Register

“Yours Is The Wisdom”: Pagans, Doctors, & Fathers

To ask why Christian students should bother reading Cicero when they have Saint Augustine is a little like asking why babies should bother learning to talk when they could be learning to sing. ☩ Jerry Salyer at The Catholic World Report

General Confession Slams the Door on Satan

☩ Richard G. Evans at Catholic Stand

Matthew 7:7 – The Lenten Appeal Blueprint

☩ Brice Sokolowski of CatholicFundraiser.net

A Watchmaker or Loving Father?

☩ Thomas Clements at Ignitum Today