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  • Do You Know Your Heavenly Father?
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    Do You Know Your Heavenly Father?

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    Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. […]

  • Fasting: A Source of Trial
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    Fasting: A Source of Trial

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    Lent is a season of prayer and fasting, a time for conversion of the heart. As in all things, the Christian looks to Christ’s example and seeks his grace to be able to follow him. To look to Christ means, first, to see and hear him in the Gospel. We will hear Jesus ask us […]

  • This Lent Create an Inner Room Where Your Only Distraction is God
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    This Lent Create an Inner Room Where Your Only Distraction is God

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    “But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” (Matthew 6: 1-6) I begin most mornings working out on a treadmill at the local gym where sixteen television screens flash before my eyes. Each channel […]

  • A Lent of Tears
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    A Lent of Tears

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    By Archbishop Samir Nassar An apocalypse In six years of war the face of Syria has been completely transformed. A large wasteland of ruins, pulverized buildings, burned out homes, neighborhoods turned into ghost towns, villages razed to the ground … and more than 12 million Syrians (half the population) don’t have roofs over their heads […]

  • Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity
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    Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity

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    The Pontifical Academy for Science distanced itself from population control theories at the end of a controversial conference about biological extinction featuring renown population control advocates. “It isn’t population that produces carbon dioxide. It’s human activity which uses up energy and thereby contaminates the environment” said Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, longtime chancellor and spokesperson for […]

  • UN Tries to Fast-Track LGBT Acceptance and Abortion Access, Again
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    UN Tries to Fast-Track LGBT Acceptance and Abortion Access, Again

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    The UN bureaucracy is once again trying to fast track the adoption of hundreds of statistical indicators to measure progress on the UN development goals, without giving time for the UN’s political organs to review them. The UN Statistical Commission may adopt a global set of indicators, that among other disputed measurements included social acceptance […]

  • Poem: "The Convent Threshold"
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    Poem: “The Convent Threshold”

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    The Convent Threshold There’s blood between us, love, my love, There’s father’s blood, there’s brother’s blood; And blood’s a bar I cannot pass: I choose the stairs that mount above, Stair after golden skyward stair, To city and to sea of glass. My lily feet are soiled with mud, With scarlet mud which tells a […]