It’s sobering to watch the news of India’s surging COVID-19 catastrophe. I wonder if anyone in that nation is calling the pandemic a “hoax.” India’s one-billion Hindus believe they will be reincarnated again and again until they achieve “moksha,” the release of the soul from the cycle of death and rebirth.
The “wafer wars” continue. It’s certain that pope Francis would not have appointed William Koenig as bishop of Wilmington if there was a possibility of Koenig denying the Jesus wafer to abortion-supporter, Joe Biden.
It’s interesting that Catholic priest and diocesan administrator, Georges de Laire, is suing ultra-traditionalist Catholic website personality, Michael Voris, for defamation. Voris has been critical of De Laire’s antagonistic handling of the renegade traditionalist Catholic sect, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which I examined in a recent book review (see here).
- An inside look at how Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar have revolutionized Catholic-Muslim relations
Pope Francis has made a determined effort to strengthen Catholic-Muslim relations. The Catholic church declares that Muslims also worship the true God and may merit salvation according to their particular religious precepts. I might read the book mentioned in this article, “The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path” by Mohamed Abdel Salam.
Many politically-conservative American Catholic prelates and priests were outspoken in their support of former-President Donald Trump during the last election, but only half of Catholic voters cast their ballot for Trump. Politically-liberal U.S. Catholics are now questioning whether they can remain in the American Catholic church. It should be noted that Pope Francis was an unabashed critic of Trump and MAGA-ism. The polarization of Roman Catholicism continues.
Josh Duggar, of the reality-TV Duggar clan, is an agonizing, slow-motion train wreck. Lord God, help us to walk the talk and not get derailed by Satan and our own sin.