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 | December 1st

Happy New Year, it’s Advent! As our new liturgical year begins, Wisdom Wednesday notes that the feast of Jesus’ birth began by co-opting a pagan holiday. We also explore Hanukkah, news from Pope Francis, synodality, and thoughtful suggestions for reading and listening this Advent season.

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!

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Wisdom Wednesday | December 1st

Happy New Year, it’s Advent! As our new liturgical year begins, Wisdom Wednesday notes that the feast of Jesus’ birth began by co-opting a pagan holiday. We also explore Hanukkah, news from Pope Francis, synodality, and thoughtful suggestions for reading and listening this Advent season.

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

Wisdom Wednesday | November 24th

Wisdom Wednesday today offers a series of quotations to ponder and discuss during your Thanksgiving weekend. We include reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, COP26 and the U.S. bishops’ assembly. A critical question comes from reading a Children’s Bible: “Does God love boys more than girls?” And we have a tongue-in-cheek proposal for the U.S. bishops to take up more big questions, like how to use the confessional and the question of whether cats have prevenient grace.

Wisdom Wednesday | November 17th

Wisdom this Wednesday requires acknowledging that this collection of articles is prepared early in the week – before much of the action at the General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. So instead of breaking news, we will offer links to news sources and several other articles of interest from the USCCB, the Vatican, and beyond.

Wisdom Wednesday | November 10th

This week, we offer provocative discussion of Communion, abortion, conscience, politics and women’s role in the Church – and that’s only the first item! We follow with a closer look at THAT speech from Archbishop Gomez, updates from COP26, vaccination news, and more.

Wisdom Wednesday | November 3rd

It’s November! Already begun with All Souls and All Saints, November includes international climate action and U.S. Supreme Court sessions before racing to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and the First Sunday of Advent. But first, a measured look at National Native American Heritage Month and an invitation from the Catholic Committee of the South and AUSCP regarding synodality.

Wisdom Wednesday | October 27th

Sex. We dare to begin this edition of Wisdom Wednesday with this topic. Father McDermott offers “5 helpful guidelines” for priests hearing confessions, and on the other side, Flora X. Tang asks “What if you experience harm instead of healing in the confessional?” We follow with the Synod, climate change, and the rights of priests.

Wisdom Wednesday | October 20th

A sad reality, a little bit of hope, this week with acknowledgment that many Catholics in the United States are not hearing much about the synodal event launched by Pope Francis. Our hope is that AUSÇP members and friends will seek participation in the “Synod on Synods” and help friends and neighbors and everyone in their ministerial reach to be aware of this pivotal moment.

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