Friday's News & Ideas - 10/12/2018

  • Epidemic of wellness
  • Fr. Martin's lessons for ministry
  • Pope accepts cardinal's resignation
  • Christian Post parent firm indicted
  • Pastors on Trump performance
  • Can't take it with you

When self-help means less help
Comment: Pediatric oncologist Raymond C. Barfield on Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Natural Causes" and learning to live as if you'll die one day.

Father James Martin: 7 lessons for ministry I've learned as a Jesuit
America: What does it take to be a good minister? Father James Martin, S.J., shares seven lessons he's learned from his own ministry as a Jesuit.

Pope accepts embattled DC cardinal's resignation
CNN: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, ending weeks of mounting speculation and rising anger over Wuerl's role in two clergy sexual abuse scandals.
National Catholic Reporter: Wuerl hounded from office for becoming face of abuse crisis

Christian Post parent firm, former CEO indicted by New York DA on fraud charges
Religion News Service: Prosecutors say the parent company of The Christian Post, a major Christian website, was part of a $10 million fraud scheme.

Half of pastors approve of Trump's job performance
Christianity Today: A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, but many are unsure.

The Spark

You can't take it with you
Recently Alice Camille had a local charity pick up eight boxes of household items she was no longer using. Along with items from closets and shelves, she writes at U.S. Catholic, she realizes she's also giving away versions of herself and her future that she's outgrown or abandoned. "The truth is I'm 60; time is running out on the potential for reinvention."

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