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Poem: "Keep Me Not From the Battlefield"

Poem: “Keep Me Not From the Battlefield”

May 23 16 • 0 comments

Keep Me Not From the Battlefield O my Lord of Wisdom and Grace, Take hold of me and set me in my place. Therein I shall be for You, All that You wanted from me. Take me now and do me this service, That You may begin Your work in me. Let me be the […]

Book Review: The Walls Are Talking

Book Review: The Walls Are Talking

May 23 16 • 0 comments

The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories, is Abby Johnson’s second powerful exposé of the abortion industry. A collection of personal testimonies from those who have left the abortion industry, it is a book of woe: broken hearts, dead children, mistreated women and abortion workers whose consciences were systematically seared and […]

Trinity Sunday: Is it Relevant?

Trinity Sunday: Is it Relevant?

Many are ready to give a polite nod of some sort to Jesus of Nazareth. Most honor him as a great moral teacher. Many even confess him as Savior. But the Incarnation of the Eternal God? Second person of the Holy Trinity? God can’t be one and three at the same time. Such a notion […]

A Rockwell Centenary

A Rockwell Centenary

May 20 16 • 0 comments

His first Post cover, 100 years ago today.

Finding True Blessing Amidst Sorrow

Finding True Blessing Amidst Sorrow

May 20 16 • 0 comments

None of us is promised happiness in this life. All of us are guaranteed sorrow. Indeed, sorrow is the classroom where we often learn our most valuable lessons and through which we can climb ever closer to heaven – where we are promised happiness. Perhaps that’s why I am so drawn to praying the Sorrowful Mysteries […]

They're All With Us

They’re All With Us

May 19 16 • 0 comments

We as Catholics believe that at death our material bodies are temporarily separated from our non-material souls until the end of time. We believe that at the end of time our bodies will be resurrected and re-united with our souls for eternity. For those who lived righteous lives their reunited bodies and souls will be […]

Seven People to Pray for Today

Seven People to Pray for Today

May 19 16 • 1 comment

It’s easy to fall into the habit of praying in too small a circle. We pray for our personal intentions, for our families and closest friends, our parish, but we sometimes forget to open the lens a bit and commit to intercessory prayer for those who may have no one praying for them at all. […]

Poem: "Bodhran"

Poem: “Bodhran”

May 19 16 • 1 comment

Note: This is taken from a time when I was going through a spell of severe spiritual dryness. However, playing my bodhran drum for a studio recording helped me remember the Divine Order that is all around me, as exemplified by the rhythm of the drum beats. Bodhran I feel the skin of the drum […]

SCOTUS Ruling on HHS Mandate Impacts Catholic Colleges

SCOTUS Ruling on HHS Mandate Impacts Catholic Colleges

May 18 16 • 1 comment

The legal battle will continue for Catholic colleges and other religious nonprofits and institutions challenging the Obama administration’s contraception mandate following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to send the issue back to lower courts. “We are nearing what seems to be a very happy ending to a terrible chapter in America’s […]

Spring Cleaning With Mary

Spring Cleaning With Mary

May 18 16 • 0 comments

[Editor’s note: Originally published June, 2006] Mary and mercy came to our house this May. After years of chasing an illusive dream of someday organizing our entire home, I finally managed, with God’s assistance, to do just that. It was a ruthless and exhaustive endeavor. Closets, cabinets, drawers, shelves and rooms were systematically purged of […]

Little Sisters of the Poor Win at Supreme Court

Little Sisters of the Poor Win at Supreme Court

May 16 16 • 0 comments

Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously protected the Little Sisters of the Poor from draconian government fines and recognized that the government does not need the Little Sisters to provide services such as the week after pill. The Court also noted the government finally admitted it could indeed meet its goals without involving the Little […]

Wounded Vets Don’t Need Taxpayer Funded IVF

Wounded Vets Don’t Need Taxpayer Funded IVF

May 16 16 • 0 comments

I’ll be in DC this week for a bunch of meetings, mostly speaking with people about a bill that provides $3.4 billion in additional care for vets. I am involved because the bill currently includes an amendment to provide IVF benefits to wounded vets. These sorts of policy battles always start out with a rough […]

Civil War and the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Civil War and the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

May 16 16 • 0 comments

Superhero movie fatigue is a strange phenomenon for older millennials. I grew up in a time when live action superhero films were rare and mostly subpar. The 1970’s Hulk was a bodybuilder in green paint. The 1980’s Punisher was played by Dolph Lundren, minus the iconic skull symbol. The 1990’s Captain America had rubber ears.   […]

Poem: "Your Will"

Poem: “Your Will”

May 15 16 • 0 comments

Your Will I reach For Your Will But I only wave my will instead I seek                                           Your Answers    But my answers are the ones I choose I ask                                  For Your Help Yet I insist on telling You what that help should be I decide                                                  Your credit         Yet I only credit You when […]

Fetal Tissue Research: What Really Works May Surprise You!

Fetal Tissue Research: What Really Works May Surprise You!

May 13 16 • 0 comments

Once again the practice of using aborted preborn babies for their body parts and tissues has made the news. This time the reporting is based on a sickening congressional letter addressed to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and signed by 98 members of Congress. The letter references recent hearings conducted by the House Energy […]

USS Cole, Towed October 29, 2000.

The Betrayal of the USS Cole

May 12 16 • 0 comments

Betrayed too many times to count.

Syria: 'Things Were Never So Bad in Aleppo Before'

Syria: ‘Things Were Never So Bad in Aleppo Before’

May 12 16 • 0 comments

By Oliver Maksan NEW YORK—In an urgent appeal to the outside world, Franciscan Father Ibrahim Alsabagh is calling on Christians throughout the world to pray for the Syrian city of Aleppo, currently caught up in the midst of heavy fighting. “Never, since the beginning of this terrible war were things as bad as they are […]

Poem: "Heaven Glow"

Poem: “Heaven Glow”

May 11 16 • 0 comments

Heaven Glow Mr. Lee looked at the child moments old. “Sirius is his name,” said he. Mrs. Lee, cuddling the boy, truth be told, Said “Yes, Sirius Lee” he will be. But he wasn’t. Eyes twinkling stellar was he, Not dark, dismal or dull. Shimmering sparkling was he, Not Sirius Lee at all. Because he […]

Married Love is Total Self-Giving, Says Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia

Married Love is Total Self-Giving, Says Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia

May 11 16 • 0 comments

Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love) should be required reading in pre-Cana classes, say commentators, because the Pope explains Catholic teaching on marriage so wisely and elegantly to the current generation. Throughout the papal exhortation, you can find the themes of the four marks or “keys” of married love: faithfulness, freedom, fruitfulness, and a […]

Nigerian Bishops Ask Their President for Action on Christians' Rights

Nigerian Bishops Ask Their President for Action on Christians’ Rights

May 11 16 • 0 comments

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have in no uncertain terms asked their new president to enact and enforce policies that—in accordance with the country’s constitution—would guarantee fair treatment of Christians in the north of the country where they are often relegated to second-class status. Meeting May 2, 2016 with President Muhammadu Buhari, the bishops’ demands—voiced in a […]

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Chaos and LGBT

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Chaos and LGBT

May 10 16 • 0 comments

As President Obama nears the end of his term his foreign policy remains indecipherable even to experts. His reticence in foreign affairs – even in cases of genocide – is legendary, except for one matter. A coordinated game plan on one key issue emerges through officials’ speeches, obscure overseas funding, even “buttonholing” diplomats in UN […]

God’s Definition of Tolerance: The Woman Caught in Adultery

God’s Definition of Tolerance: The Woman Caught in Adultery

May 10 16 • 1 comment

The Story and Its Reminders We have all heard the story of the woman caught in adultery who fell before Jesus at the point of being stoned under Mosaic law ( John 8:1-11). First, we know that those who brought this woman before Jesus were not really interested in the law, compassion, forgiveness or, for […]

Poem: "My God, my God, why have You forsaken"

Poem: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken”

My God, my God, why have You forsaken Your life for mine? Why are You so far from helping Your own holiness by taking on my sins? You magnetized crowds with Your love and prayers and healing touch, only to draw sin from us – like a magnet cast in iron nails that tear away […]

Mary: Woman. Why not "Mom?"

Mary: Woman. Why not “Mom?”

Mama, Mammy, Mom, Mommy. Sweet, Beloved, Dear. Think of all the terms of endearment we use for our mothers. Think of all the terms of love and care our mothers use for us. Of all our titles and names for Mary – The Litany Of Loreto, also called the Litany Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, […]

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