1. Lifesite has issued a Credo for Catholic Families, a short statement of faith describing what used to be taken as obviously Catholic articles of belief on family issues. You may sign to support this credo here. Cardinal Burke has signed it, one of only three bishops who so far have done so. I have it on good authority that the blogger who writes Saint Louis Catholic has also signed. Now it's big time. Here is the credo in its entirety:
2. Thinking of walking from Fatima to Santiago de Compostela? OK, maybe that's just me. But you may have heard something about Our Lady of Fatima at some point in your life, yes? You may have heard that she promised a ton of misery if man continued to provoke God, and we sure have seen a ton of misery in the last century, yes? You know 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the apparitions, yes? That the tension in the world and the Church seems almost unbearable, yes? That her Immaculate Heart will triumph, yes?
Well, Cardinal Burke is putting himself right in the middle of the action, just one month before the anniversary of the first apparition. His Eminence will be in Fatima for the International Fatima Summit from April 4-8, 2017. Information here.
And after you hit Fatima, why not walk to Santiago?