Links for 08/13/15

Mark Silk at RNS, makes a convincing case that ours are not the worst of times, despite what the naysayers and doom-mongers claim. 

At Crux, my old colleague John Allen indulges the doomsayers about any efforts to help the divorced and remarried, with a series of scenarios that are certainly no less arbitrary and misguided than the system we have now. C'mon John - you can do better than this. 

At Vatican Insider, Gerry O'Connell interviews Ken Hackett, US ambassador to the Holy See. 

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