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The Voices of Misery

September 23, 2018 Aquae Regiae 4

Discouragement is a powerful and dangerous thing.  Whenever we as Catholics revisit the Liturgical Season of Advent, we recall the powerful words of the Prophets such as Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort my People” (Isa 40:1), and […]

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The Sixth Death of the Church

September 20, 2018 Lauren Enk Mann 26

The Church’s “summer of shame” has devastated the faithful. The McCarrick revelations, the Pennsylvania grand jury, and the Viganò testimony have sent reverberations of scandal right through the highest clerical ranks. Catholics in the pews […]

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Maintenance vs. mission

September 19, 2018 George Weigel 11

Bishops who imagined their role primarily as one of keep-the-lid-on institutional maintenance are one of the primary causes of the McCarrick and Pennsylvania scandals. […]