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Sisters in Bosnia: 'We Are There for the Children That Need Us'

Sisters in Bosnia: ‘We Are There for the Children That Need Us’

Aug 30 16 • 0 comments

By Rolf Bauerdick NEW YORK (Aug. 24, 2016)—Katarina (19) has spent 17 years under the care of Sisters Admirata and Manda who run a home in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, for orphans and abandoned children. As an infant, Katarina was left in the care of her grandmother who could not handle the responsibility of caring […]

Poem: "Not Me but Thee"

Poem: “Not Me but Thee”

Aug 28 16 • 0 comments

Not Me but Thee Lord, as I begin this day, Have it Your way. I seek not me, but Thee. When bitter valley threaten, And I count the cost, I choose not me, but Thee. In the dark night. Trace Your path upon my heart, That demons, seeking to terrorize and tempt, Meet not me, […]

Poem: "This Snake"

Poem: “This Snake”

Aug 25 16 • 0 comments

This Snake This snake Is tired of dragging itself through the dirt Tired of all the sacrificial victims it has swallowed and crushed Tired of being cold Tired of its small snake heart This snake is drowning and Like a stray worm Inches and rolls and arches and drags itself Toward higher ground Forever shedding […]

Plucking the Weeds of Sins

Plucking the Weeds of Sins

Aug 25 16 • 0 comments

If you have never visited the southwest you might not think anything grows here that doesn’t have a thorn. Our yard, like most in the desert, is a mixture of stone, grass, succulents and tropicals. Now it goes without saying that water is a rare and precious commodity, so you might question the wisdom of […]

Helmet of Hope

Helmet of Hope

Aug 25 16 • 0 comments

Last week the inaugural column in this “Armor of Virtue” series aimed to awake the knight within us awaiting formation and to be sent forth on a saving mission. It presented a shield forged in the first theological virtue of faith. It was designed to serve as a first line of defense, to be held […]

Etiquette for the Non-praying

Etiquette for the Non-praying

Aug 24 16 • 4 comments

School has begun and it is only a matter of time before what has become the perennially vexing problem of school prayer makes the headlines once again. From the Left, we can expect cautions against the “dangerous” practice of student-led prayer because of “how susceptible schoolchildren are to peer pressure”. My own upbringing was as […]

Pro-Choice Puritans

Pro-Choice Puritans

For a very short time, Puritanism was the dominant religion in America. The need to populate a large continent led to lots of immigration of lots of people from different religions. Since then, we Americans have developed a sardonic definition of “Puritan:” a person with the nagging feeling that somewhere, someone is having fun. We […]

In Christ, Our Suffering Will One Day Make Sense

In Christ, Our Suffering Will One Day Make Sense

Aug 23 16 • 1 comment

When I met Moira (not her real name) she was completely broken-hearted. As the old song says, “I can tell by your eyes, you’ve probably been crying forever.” That was Moira. This forty-two year old mother had developed severe chronic progressive multiple sclerosis which put her into a wheelchair within a year of her diagnosis. […]

Gender Ideology Leads to Child Abuse: Pediatricians

Gender Ideology Leads to Child Abuse: Pediatricians

“Facts – not ideology – determine reality,” the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) said in a warning to legislators and educators about the dangers of surgical and medical sex change operations to children. “Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child […]

Poem: "Praise the Maestro of Heavenly Music"

Poem: “Praise the Maestro of Heavenly Music”

Praise the Maestro of Heavenly Music Who brings the most unlikely instruments into accord around the One Pure Note of Christ. May the melody of the Lord surround us with such power that shouts of terror go mute among us. Praise the Almighty God, our Great Conductor for orchestrating every task and aspect of our […]

Deciphering Love

Deciphering Love

Aug 18 16 • 0 comments

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa   “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato   “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland The concept […]

Shield of Faith

Shield of Faith

Aug 18 16 • 0 comments

The Middle Ages molded men to serve their lords and their ladies as soldiers sheathed in armor. Knighthood wasn’t just a title or a symbolic honor as it is today. It was a position of trust forged within the complex relationships of medieval kingdoms and culture, requiring equal parts of metal and mettle. When placed […]

Movie Review: The Little Prince

Movie Review: The Little Prince

The beloved classic, The Little Prince, was released simultaneously in theaters and on Netflix, and will not disappoint fans of the fable. Jeff Bridges’ rich, warm, craggy American voice brings to life Saint-Exupéry, the author and aviator. Three different kinds of storytelling visuals are utilized: the now-familiar computer animation, sporting oversized heads and large, expressive […]

Catholic Schools: A Community Institution

Catholic Schools: A Community Institution

Aug 16 16 • 5 comments

The fact that Catholic education produces solid academic results is well documented. The benefits include the following: 98% of low income, minority children graduate from Catholic high schools, compared to only 66% of all students in public schools; Hispanic and African American Students who attend Catholic schools are 2.5 times more likely to graduate college; […]

My Great Blessing in Suffering

My Great Blessing in Suffering

Aug 16 16 • 0 comments

“Lord, help us follow the example of your Son’s patience and endurance. May we face all life’s difficulties with confidence and faith.” — Christian Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours. This is one of the great gifts of our Christian faith: To know that Christ is greater than even the worst of our difficulties. He is […]

The Assumption of Mary: Our Quintessential Catholic Feast!

The Assumption of Mary: Our Quintessential Catholic Feast!

Aug 15 16 • 1 comment

It really is, just think about it.  By defining the dogma of Mary’s Assumption and celebrating it as a Holy Day of Obligation, the Church draws together all the most magnificent elements of our Faith: The Trinity – into whose life Mary was bodily inserted Jesus’ Resurrection – shared with His Blessed Mother, and eventually with all […]

The Kind of Love That Simply Gives

The Kind of Love That Simply Gives

Aug 15 16 • 0 comments

My soul longing, I close my Bible. My desire is to rest — not to relax and take it easy, but to actively find a properly holy place of rest in my heart, mind and soul. I’m not seeking to recline on a Caribbean beach or to cast my gaze down upon a lush, green […]

Solemnity of the Assumption

Solemnity of the Assumption

I once asked a college theology class if anyone could explain the doctrine of the Assumption.  A student replied, “Yeah, that’s the teaching whereby the Catholic Church ‘assumes’ that Mary is in heaven.” There’s a bit more to it than that.  The Church does not just “assume” that any canonized saint in is in heaven.  […]

Poem: "Host upon the Altar"

Poem: “Host upon the Altar”

Aug 13 16 • 0 comments

Host upon the Altar Pristine the whiteness Engulfed in radiant flame, Golden the rays, Set about Your throne upon the altar. For all the beauty of the monstrance, You outshine the artist’s creation, Just as You outshine Creation. Give me eyes to see the Reality. My eyes are designed to apprehend matter. Here, You give […]

Christian-Muslim Relations Have Taken Turn for Worse in the Philippines

Christian-Muslim Relations Have Taken Turn for Worse in the Philippines

Aug 12 16 • 0 comments

By M.Z. de la Morena  NEW YORK—Father ather Sebastiano D’Ambra, PIME, an Italian missionary, has spent almost 40 years in the Philippines, working for dialogue and peace between Christians and Muslims. His long-time positive outlook has recently changed drastically. “Before, the Philippines was a dream place for interreligious dialogue; there was complete harmony. But now […]

New IPPF Report Gloats Over New Abortion Numbers

New IPPF Report Gloats Over New Abortion Numbers

Aug 11 16 • 0 comments

Steven W. Mosher also contributed to this article. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) reports that its affiliates ended the lives of nearly one million unborn children in 2015. In all 964,325, unborn children were terminated by chemical and surgical abortion by IPPF just last year alone. A million of anything is a staggering number. […]

Winter of the Soul: Analyzing the Game of Thrones Phenomenon (Part 2)

Winter of the Soul: Analyzing the Game of Thrones Phenomenon (Part 2)

Aug 10 16 • 1 comment

Part one of this discussion can be found here. More subtly, Game of Thrones can be used to validate Machiavellian politics and shadowy character traits. Instead of mixed characters simply being portrayed as sympathetic due to the human condition, their warped aspects are made to seem acceptable and even heroic. It becomes more important to […]

Sex Is Easy

Sex Is Easy

Aug 9 16 • 0 comments

Sex is easy. Obvious statement, so what’s the point? Birds do it. Beasts do it. Humans do it. There are those who prowl about the world pursuing sexual prey, consuming and discarding conquests like they were earning points in some sick game, attempting to satisfy a voracious carnal urge with little concern of consequence or […]

Zika Virus Opportunists

Zika Virus Opportunists

Aug 9 16 • 0 comments

The headlines and lead stories on the latest Zika virus outbreak are concerning, especially to those who are pregnant or have young children. One report tells readers: “The World Health Organization has just declared the Zika virus to be a public health emergency. There’s good reason to believe that Zika causes a severe birth defect […]

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