So why should we even be seeing headlines like the one below?
"Interview with Cardinal Scola on the Synod: - 'I believe the Pope won't take the position allowing communion for "remarried" divorced'" (Rorate Caeli, December 2, 2014).
"I believe"? Really?
The Catholic Faith is the deepest joy of my life. Holy Mother Church is HOME, and I couldn't possibly love Her more. But I have to admit: these headlines are becoming a wet blanket -- no offense to the one who posted this one: he's just doing his job, and we don't want to stick our heads in the sand; we want to be informed; but I'm sure that even he would admit that it's becoming tiresome.
There's an old song by the Sons of the Pioneers about the American West called "Cool Water," which depicts the thirst of the weary travelers for "cool, clear water." All we pew peasants want is the cool, clear water of clarity. We have great lakes of clear water in Catholic tradition; but contemporary sound-bite recensions of the Faith sometimes come out sounding more like shallow puddles of muddy water.