- Jan 20, 2021
Cardinal Kevin Farrell says if the Church does things right, we’ll never get to the provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ on divorce and remarriage. “Much more needs to be done by the conferences of bishops…instead of saying, ‘Oh, that’s a wonderful document, and let every bishop do what he wants to do,’ it’s got to become a priority issue. It would be as if it never happened,” he said.
There’s great wisdom to be found in the classics of the Christian spiritual tradition, but each person is unique and therefore must find her own path in the spiritual life, and it must be modeled and flow from who she is and the state in life in which she lives.
There are moments that capture the spirit of World Youth Day, when pumped-up young Catholics feel the joy of being surrounded by so many others who share their faith. And then there are the surreal moments, like when a bunch of English-speakers went in search of Mass ….
In a new document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican says new lay movements in the Catholic Church are a ‘great resource’ but insists they must accept the authority of the hierarchy, and warns that getting official recognition may take a while.