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Poem: "Just As I Am / Through a Glass Darkly"

Poem: “Just As I Am / Through a Glass Darkly”

Jan 20 17 • 0 comments

Just As I Am / Through a Glass Darkly Just as I am, All that I am, You behold me. I see so little, So little of me, So little of You. “Through a glass darkly” Sufficiency suffices, In Faith, believing. Mingled here, Your Mercy, Grandeur, clouded in Mystery, I rest as a babe. Just […]

Prayers For Our Country

Prayers For Our Country

Jan 20 17 • 0 comments

From the Roman Missal.

Fake News - Logos

Fall of the Fake News Crusade

Jan 19 17 • 0 comments

The news media is just another arm of a politicized entertainment industry.

Undeserving

Undeserving

Jan 16 17 • 1 comment

I woke up this morning. I could have instead been meeting my Maker, sautéing like a piece of human bacon in the eternal frying pan or dancing with angels. You must have woken too or you wouldn’t be reading this. Have you ever put much thought in that? Waking up in the morning is not even […]

Archbishop Carlson Defends Life

Archbishop Carlson Defends Life

Jan 16 17 • 0 comments

You may have heard of sanctuary cities and thought the term only applied to a city that protects illegal immigrants. But if you thought that was the case, you would be wrong—at least when it comes to St. Louis, Missouri. According to a recent St. Louis public radio report: “Two St. Louis aldermen, in partnership […]

Mother and Son Survived Two Years Under the Thumb of the Islamic State

Mother and Son Survived Two Years Under the Thumb of the Islamic State

Jan 13 17 • 1 comment

By Jaco Klamer Late last year, Ismail fled Mosul with his mother Jandark Behnam Mansour Nassi (55), the two having survived ISIS’ reign of terror for two years. From the safety of Erbil, Kurdistan, the Iraqi Christians, former residents of the town of Bartella, on the Nineveh plain, told their story to international Catholic charity […]

Bioethics 2016: Winners and Losers

Bioethics 2016: Winners and Losers

Jan 13 17 • 0 comments

Each year at this time we look back over the past twelve months with an eye toward identifying those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future, and those who did not. Winners: Stephanie Packer is more than a winner; she really is a hero. Sitting down with her while making […]

Poem: "Christ, Cross, Choice"

Poem: “Christ, Cross, Choice”

Jan 12 17 • 0 comments

Christ, Cross, Choice Innocent, Jesus, you were judged guilty and condemned to death. Uncomplaining, You received, accepted, and embraced Your cross. You fell under the cross You had chosen, but you stood up, supporting it, to be with your Mother Mary, to feel her love. Simon helped you carry it and Veronica comforted You as […]

Poem: "Thurible"

Poem: “Thurible”

Jan 7 17 • 0 comments

Thurible Dimly-lit church, empty except for the strong lingering scent of spicy-sweet smoke from a funeral earlier in the day. Gray rising clouds no longer visible, stale recollections left behind with memories of a soul I did not know. Lives sputter and ignite like aromatic crystals heaped onto blistering coals, souls billowing and ascending. Tim […]

Epiphany: The Light of the World

Epiphany: The Light of the World

Rome is known as the Eternal City for good reason. One of the city’s ancient marvels is the Egyptian obelisk in Saint Peter’s Square, a block of marble as tall as a tree that weighs 330 tons. Erected as a monument to Pharaoh in 1850 BC, it stood watch over the whole of Egyptian history, […]

Trump Faces a Different Sort of UN Reform

Trump Faces a Different Sort of UN Reform

Holding the UN more accountable isn’t just about using the power of the President and Congress to withhold funds—as past Republican administrations have rightly but perhaps restrictively tended to do. The incoming U.S. administration and Congress have an immediate opportunity for real UN reform, but it means reining-in an ever more intrusive UN bureaucracy, especially […]

Federal Debt Interest

Still a Bottomless Pit III

Dec 30 16 • 0 comments

Why isn’t this figure newsworthy?

Book Review: The Best is Yet to Come

Book Review: The Best is Yet to Come

Looking to make the most of the new year? Thinking that your life needs an attitude adjustment but aren’t sure where to begin? The Best is Yet to Come: Living Fully in Each Moment by Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin (Sorin Books, 2016) offers a wonderful guide to squeezing the maximum amount of joy out of […]

Poem: "St. Francis and the Birds"

Poem: “St. Francis and the Birds”

Dec 30 16 • 0 comments

St. Francis and the Birds The birds flocked To hear St. Francis Tell them stories of creation And how they first played The sky like a huge harp, Their wings plucking Strings of pure air While warbling canticles On the splendor of flight. Philip C. Kolin

Ohio State Linebacker Goes From Walk-On to Scholarship Captain

Ohio State Linebacker Goes From Walk-On to Scholarship Captain

Dec 29 16 • 0 comments

Coming out of high school in 2012, Joe Burger was not offered a scholarship to Ohio State University. Undeterred, he worked hard at contributing to the team in any way he could. His work has paid off, as he was awarded a scholarship last year. And now the linebacker is a senior captain of the […]

The Castro Regime: Repression of the Rights to Life and Liberty

The Castro Regime: Repression of the Rights to Life and Liberty

Dec 27 16 • 1 comment

Freedom is never free. The passing of Fidel Castro is a keen reminder that many liberties so often taken for granted in the West, even as they are rapidly diminishing in the face of radical secularism, are still not a given for many. For over 55 years, the Castro regime perpetrated numerous human rights abuses. […]

Joy of Christmas Carries Hope for the Ages

Joy of Christmas Carries Hope for the Ages

Dec 26 16 • 0 comments

The Christmas Season is meant for inexpressible Joy. After all, Advent marks the coming of Jesus Christ to earth to save humanity from the penalty of sin and evil. It should be a joyous time as we contemplate this colossal event that was so immense that even the heavens were shaken and altered at what […]

A Christmas Letter from Aleppo

A Christmas Letter from Aleppo

Dec 26 16 • 0 comments

By Father Ziad Hilal, S.J. ALEPPO, Syria–For the past few days, Aleppo city has been breathing sighs of relief. Since the rebels reached an agreement with the regime forces and its allies to evacuate all civilians and militants from their last stronghold in east Aleppo city, there finally can be some peace. From the very […]

Poem: "A Christmas Carol- In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

Poem: “A Christmas Carol- In the Bleak Mid-Winter”

Dec 25 16 • 0 comments

A Christmas Carol In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him Nor earth sustain; Heaven and earth shall flee away When He comes to reign: […]

The Beauty of Sacramental Love

The Beauty of Sacramental Love

Dec 23 16 • 0 comments

While preparing for the celebration of the birth of Christ this year, we must also think about the wonderful blessings that Joseph and Mary experienced when God chose them to be the parents of His Son. Mary, who was conceived without original sin, and Joseph, who was vowed to Mary’s virginity and to his role […]

Christ Has Come; He Will Come Again; I Can Say All is Well

Christ Has Come; He Will Come Again; I Can Say All is Well

Dec 23 16 • 0 comments

Saint Ignatius was Bishop of Antioch overseeing 1st century Syrian Christians and was a disciple of the Apostle John. He wrote a letter to the Christians at Ephesus as he was being transported to Rome to face wild beasts in the arena. He said, “For our God, Jesus Christ, was conceived by Mary in accord […]

Pro-Family Leaders Launch Declaration on Marriage in Cape Town

Pro-Family Leaders Launch Declaration on Marriage in Cape Town

Pro-family leaders from around the world recently gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, to roll out and sign a declaration that aims to protect the family and traditional marriage. In its five short paragraphs, the Cape Town Declaration recognizes the family as the “first and primordial community” and “the bedrock of civil society.” It reaffirms […]

LIFE -- It's Wonderful!

LIFE — It’s Wonderful!

Dec 21 16 • 0 comments

In the classic Christmas film “It’s a wonderful life” George Bailey is an honest man living in small town whose life seems so desperate that he contemplates suicide. George’s guardian angel intercedes as he prepares to jump from a bridge showing him how dark the world would have been if he had never lived. The […]

Poem: "Return"

Poem: “Return”

Return A star smile surprise, From me untimely ripped, Tore the wind with Moments of unsilence, then Severed a startled sullen sky, Rising, careening, disappearing. I moaned forever. Left cleft, gored, jagged, One searing, souless scar, Unhealing. Mined like a fertile shaft Through a seam of precious gems, My stellar pebble dug and chiseled, Processed, […]

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