We walk through a bit of the scandals. Much of the links in our show notes touch on the topics covered. Just remember, there is no cake...
THEN WE TALK FASHION!
- What She Offers – Katie Prejean — Katie can host and facilitate rallies, conferences, retreats, days of reflections, trainings, and workshops. Katie works with the overall flow and energy of the event, incorporating activities, reflections, short talks that tie together the various elements of the program, and chances for the audience to give feedback and thoughts themselves.
- NFP: Not Freaking Practical – Katie Prejean — Before I’m condemned for my tongue in cheek description of what I’ve heard described as “the best part of our marriage!” by dozens of couples, let me preface everything else you’re about to read with this simple and truthful statement: my husband and I learned NFP, are practicing NFP, and are discovering the tangible benefits and grace-filled gifts of NFP. But, and I cannot stress this enough: NFP is easily one of the most difficult parts of married life, and I wish people had been honest with us about that sooner.
- Restore: Town Hall Meeting on Vimeo — Restore: Town Hall Meeting of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, where gomer holds his bible for 13 minutes straight and never once quotes from it because he was so nervous.
- After controversy, Calif. bishop to put planned retirement home up for sale — While Bishop Patrick McGrath of San Jose said the purchase made economic sense as a good investment, he said he “erred in judgment” to purchase the house. “I failed to consider adequately the housing crisis in this valley and the struggles of so many families and communities in light of that crisis,” he said Aug. 27. “I have heard from many on this topic and I have decided that I will not move into this house.” The diocese will put the house up for sale “as soon as possible” and any profits will go to Charities Housing, under Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.
- Full text of Cardinal Cupich NBC interview — NBC: Is there a Catholic civil war underway? I mean, today you would think the headlines are so- Cupich: Well, I would say, I would say not a civil war. There’s a small group of insurgents, who have not liked Pope Francis from the very beginning. They don’t like the fact that he’s calling for more lay involvement. They don’t like the fact that he is calling for a synodal Church, where we get the advice of people. They don’t like that he’s talking about the environment or the poor or the migrants or that the death penalty is something that we should outlaw. They don’t like the fact that he is saying that economies kill. There are people who don’t like that message. And so there’s an insurgency of people who don’t like that. And, quite frankly, they also don’t like him because he’s a Latino and that he is bringing Latino culture into the life of the Church, which we have been enriched by and I think that that’s part of all of this too.
- Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation — The Archdiocese of Washington told CNA that the IVE was informed of the allegation against McCarrick as soon as it was deemed credible, in June 2018. McCarrick’s arrangement with the IVE, including the assignment of two seminarians to live with him and act as his personal staff, appears highly irregular in the light of the restrictions Archbishop Carlo Vigano claims were imposed on him by Pope Benedict XVI.