Endless Synods: Modern Babel

Upon a recent rereading of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, “On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World,” I found myself troubled by a glaring omission. The word “Heaven” seems to be missing from the document entirely. In the context of the saints — which forms the basis for the introduction to the … Read more

A Leaven In The World… A Tale Of Two Silences

Many Catholics are confused. A Pope who, up to now, hardly left a subject untouched in his ongoing conversation with the world, on topics ranging from advice on not ironing your son’s shirts if you want him to move out of the house, to the “emergency” of plastic trash in the ocean, has absolutely nothing … Read more