Cardinal Ouellet is the new head of the Congregation for Bishops, appointed by the Vatican. Here's a short article about him, and here's a snippet:
From the article: The cardinal, further, said the Church needs what Gyapong called a “new intellectual dynamism” to “recapture the spirit of Christianity” and “create a new Christian culture.”
“We need intellectuals for that, theologians, philosophers, Christians who really believe in the Gospel and share the doctrine of the Church on moral questions,” he said. “We have suffered from this mentality of dissent” that is “still dominating the intelligentsia.”
“There is no real discipleship there, real discipleship,” he added. “The discipleship that is emerging is from those who believe and who really love the Church.”
Send up your prayers of support for him!
In other news we got a hat tip from Cleansing Fire, another blog in the DOR that is well worth reading. They've been chronicling parish issues around our diocese for a long time, including Catholic school issues.
And while we're on it, here's a blog post from Fr. Longenecker at Standing on My Head about Why Catholics Should Build Beautiful Churches. We sure have some beautiful Catholic churches here in All Saints Parish . . . for now.
And get ready to commemorate the 100th birthday of Mother Theresa. Don't you miss her?