Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Limburg, whose extravagant spending on his personal residence angered his congregation and ran afoul of the Holy Father’s message of humility and simplicity for the Catholic Church. Read about it in The New York Times here: Pope Accepts Resignation of High-Spending German Bishop. His mansion will be used to serve the needy.Read More
The Independent reports that Germany’s recently suspended “Bishop of Bling” faces the prospect of seeing his lavish multi-million euro residence turned into a refugee camp or a soup kitchen for the homeless. Read it here: German Bishop’s multi-million euro mansion to be used to serve the needyRead More
Pope Francis is concerned about the effects of materialism. Read his remarks from Catholic News Service here: Materialism robs us of our humanity, warns Pope FrancisRead More
In this article in Celebration, the worship resource for The National Catholic Reporter, TCC’s own Melissa Musick describes watching reality television or walking through a mall and thinking, “In an age when we have leased our bodies and imaginations — and cheaply — to the pithy slogan and the thirty-second spot, perhaps its time to reconsider custody of the eyes. Custody of the eyes means my eyes are in my care.” Read the entire essay about, what David Foster Wallace would call, choosing what to worship, after the jump:
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