Mike Lewis and Dominic de Souza wrap up the week with a discussion of the key issues and controversies in the Catholic Church today.
1) The vincible ignorance of Catholic leaders
2) Will Pope Francis approve new SSPX bishops?
3) Carmelite nuns in Texas take on their bishop
4) Tensions and conflicts among Catholics in the Month of June
Summary and Links
1) Discussion of Mike's recent article about vincible and invincible ignorance. How have some outspoken Catholic public figures preyed on the ignorance of others?
2) Mike addresses a recent rumor that the Society of St. Pius X will soon consecrate new bishops WITH the approval of Pope Francis
3) What do we know about the ongoing dispute between Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson and the nuns of a local Carmelite monastery? What don't we know?
- "UPDATE: Texas Bishop Dismisses Religious Superior From Carmelite Order, Alleging Sexual Sin, Which She Denies" (OSV News)
- "Arlington nun accused of breaking chastity vow dismissed" (CBS News)
4) Tensions have risen in the Church as we begin the month of June, which is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart and Pride month. Is there any way to build peace and fraternity between Catholics this month?
- "The Sacred Heart Beats For LGBT Catholics" (BCM)
- "It's time Ugandan bishops speak up about inhumane anti-LGBTQ+ laws" (NCR)
- "This Pride Month, Catholic Church shows clear, if subtle, shifts toward LGBTQ welcome" (RNS)
- "Dodgers pitcher denounces team’s decision to honor anti-Catholic group: ‘God cannot be mocked’" (CNA)
- "Can Catholics celebrate Pride Month? Yes, and here’s why." (Outreach)
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