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Catholic Church Updates 6/17

The Catholic Herald offers an updated guide on what’s happening in the Catholic Church beginning with  “no Christian mission in the name of tranquility”, Pope Francis said (full text, full video). Visit Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/06/17  for more.

From the Pope: Teamwork & Fair Play

TO THE DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) – See more at: http://www.news.va/en/news/to-a-delegation-of-the-national-football-league-nf#sthash.YqS2Yoyy.dpuf “Our world, and especially our young people, need models, persons who show us how to bring out the best in ourselves, to use our God-given gifts and talents, and, in so doing, to point the way to a better future for […] Read More

Slaying the Dragon

In J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, Bard the Bowman achieves the amazing feat of killing Smaug, the dragon, by shooting an arrow into the one unarmored place on the dragon’s underside.  Similarly pro-life people throughout our country have shot an arrow into Planned Parenthood’s one vulnerable spot. This spot is the revelation of the […] Read More

Strategic Anti-Essentialism: The Horrifying Return of Segregationist Ideals

By Andrew Turner https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/31/can-a-white-guy-have-dreadlocks-this-puzzling-viral-video-wades-into-the-politics-of-black-hair/ Cultural Appropriation (CA) is nothing new, and it’s found in absolutely every single culture. There are, today, no known cultures that have not had some contact outside of their own social ecosystem—and, of course, the moment one such culture is found, cultural trace contamination is guaranteed as enculturation naturally evolves into […] Read More

For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

Black Lives Matter from Conception Until Natural Death

Hillary Clinton, speaking in a Baptist church in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, courted black voters as she sympathized with five black mothers whose children had died by gun violence.  Does Clinton really think that too many blacks have died violently?  How then is it that in receiving the Margaret Sanger award […] Read More

The Old Man and Marriage Before the Fall

In 1805 explorers of Franconia Notch in NH were amazed to see an outcropping of rock formation on the side of a mountain that resembled the profile of an old man. This “old man of the mountain” became the icon of New Hampshire, appearing on license plates, toll tokens, and road signs. Suddenly in the […] Read More

In Need of St. Joseph’s Intercession

Is there any doubt that we are living tumultuous times? I think that for most Catholics this has been a painful summer as we have watched our culture reap the fruits that it has sown. There have been Supreme Court rulings, adultery scandals, and a very graphic expose of what happens inside of Planned Parenthood […] Read More