Wisdom Wednesdays

Catholic Perspectives on Faith, Culture, and Politics

Resplendent and unfading is Wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her,” Book of Wisdom, 6:12

This Week’s Wisdom Wednesday Collection


Wisdom Wednesday | August 3rd

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! And thanks to Sister Jackie Doepker for filling in the past two weeks. Topics today include the pope’s search for reconciliation among First Peoples in Canada, Catholic conflict over abortion in the United States, and the impact of the Black Death on sacramental theology.

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Wisdom Wednesday | August 3rd

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! And thanks to Sister Jackie Doepker for filling in the past two weeks. Topics today include the pope’s search for reconciliation among First Peoples in Canada, Catholic conflict over abortion in the United States, and the impact of the Black Death on sacramental theology.

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We pray, as Saint Paul prayed for the Ephesians, that you may receive “a spirit of wisdom and revelation.”  Visit with us each Wednesday as we seek the wisdom of many witnesses to the whirl of faith, culture and politics. May God be with us!

AUSCP Wisdom Wednesday Resource Collection – Updated Weekly

Wisdom Wednesday | August 3rd

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! And thanks to Sister Jackie Doepker for filling in the past two weeks. Topics today include the pope’s search for reconciliation among First Peoples in Canada, Catholic conflict over abortion in the United States, and the impact of the Black Death on sacramental theology.

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Highlighted Articles This Week

Past weekly roundups of news in faith, politics, and culture

Wisdom Wednesday | August 3rd

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! And thanks to Sister Jackie Doepker for filling in the past two weeks. Topics today include the pope’s search for reconciliation among First Peoples in Canada, Catholic conflict over abortion in the United States, and the impact of the Black Death on sacramental theology.

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Wisdom Wednesday | July 13th

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday the 13th, leading off with three opinion strikes against the Supreme Court. We look also at women’s news, the death penalty, and updates from around the country.

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Wisdom Wednesday | July 6th

On Wisdom Wednesday this first week of July, we offer a few moments of reflection on summer celebrations. Items this week also include a look at what Americans think of America, and what others think of us.

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Wisdom Wednesday | June 29th

Abortion, guns, prayer at the football field, PRIDE month, copper mining on sacred Apache ground. What a week! Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday, the first week after our assembly in Baltimore. Wisdom Wednesday readers know a lot about the church; this week we offer an interactive question, courtesy of Pew Research, to find out what you know about the world.

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Wisdom Wednesday | June 22nd

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday, a special edition during the week of the annual assembly of the AUSCP. We will try to provide updates, but in the meantime, following are some items prepared earlier – on the environment, God and guns, Pius XII and Hitler, Vatican II and today’s Catholics, Polynesian agro-forestry and a suggestion from Pope Francis for a year-long marriage catechumenate.”

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Wisdom Wednesday | June 15th

Wisdom Wednesday pours out plenty to ponder – including rumors of papal retirement, a plea to stop wasting food, the spiritual benefit of yoga, and the three faces of women on American coins. But we begin with an invitation to take some time to observe Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

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