U.S. Church leaders seek to bring polarized Catholics together

CLICK HERE to read the story in Crux, about Cardinal Cupich and Archbishop Gomez.

“Through Many, One: Overcoming Polarization Through Catholic Social Thought,” will take place June 4-6 at Georgetown University and is a project of the university’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life in response to what its organizers have described as “the harmful divisions within our Church.”

Pope Francis to issue document on Universal Call to Holiness.

 

Pope Francis has written an apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the contemporary world” which will be published next Monday, April 9, the Vatican announced today.

“Gaudete et Exsultate” is the Latin title of the text, which translated into English means “Rejoice and Be Glad.” The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on the Beatitudes.

The Second Vatican Council devoted the whole of chapter 5 of its dogmatic constitution on the Church, “Lumen Gentium” to “the universal call to holiness,” in other words, that everyone is called to be holy, to live a holy life and be a saint. 

LINK to the story in America HERE

Bishop McElroy calls Trump's wall 'ineffective and grotesque'

Read the story HERE in AMERICA MAGAZINE

“It is a sad day for our country when we trade the majestic, hope-filled symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for an ineffective and grotesque wall which both displays and inflames the ethnic and cultural divisions that have long been the underside of our national history. Our faith is in the God who is the Father of us all, and who urges us to see Jesus himself in the immigrants and refugees who seek safety and freedom.”

— Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is a keynote speaker at the AUSCP Assembly in Albuquerque, June 25-28.

The scariest Catholic in America

READ IT HERE:Frank Bruni writes about Father James Martin SJ in the New York Times.

READ IT HERE: What Archbishop Chaput said about James Martin, in First Things

READ IT HERE: Massimo Faggioli said about "Catholic cyber-militias"in La Croix International

READ IT HERE: Bishop Robert McElroy (a keynoter at the next AUSCP Assembly in June) says attacks on James Martin expose a cancer within the U.S. Church, an article in America

READ IT HERE: Building a Bridge by James Martin is about respect between Church and LGBT Community, a review in America

READ IT HERE: James Martin responded on Facebook to a letter of support from the AUSCP