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In Paraguay, Women Religious Work Where Priests Can Rarely Visit

In Paraguay, Women Religious Work Where Priests Can Rarely Visit

Feb 24 17 • 3 comments

By Jacques Berset WHEN the Missionary Sisters of Jesus, Verbo y Víctima from Peru arrived toward the end of the 20th century, it caused a veritable sensation in the rural enclaves of Virgen del Carmelo de Villa Ygatimy, a sprawling community northeast of Paraguay’s capital of Asunción. Today, the sisters serve some 20,000 faithful through […]

"The Dream of Gerontius" On the 216th Anniversary of Newman's Birth

“The Dream of Gerontius” On the 216th Anniversary of Newman’s Birth

Feb 21 17 • 4 comments

John Henry Newman’s longest poem, The Dream of Gerontius, is a spiritual work rich in theology. Composed at the time in which he had the presentiment of an impending death, the reality of Last Things was very present to the author. The poem, written in 1865 when Newman had been a Roman Catholic for twenty […]

Terrifying Love

Terrifying Love

Feb 14 17 • 1 comment

Once, love was too heavy a word to be uttered casually at random people and objects. Once, love was the object of contemplation by the wisest and keenest philosophers. Once, the subject of love was tread upon very carefully lest it would catch fire. Nowadays the word and the concept of love have been reduced […]

European Parliament Abortion Campaign Seeks to Indoctrinate Children

European Parliament Abortion Campaign Seeks to Indoctrinate Children

The European Parliament has launched a campaign to promote abortion among the continent’s adolescents. At a recent interactive conference, “My Body, My Rights”, a campaign entitled “#AllofUs” sought to indoctrinate future European leaders. The Socialist and Democrats’ Progressive Alliance Group and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats organized the event for Europe Group (ALDE), the […]

Poem: "Precious Child"

Poem: “Precious Child”

Precious Child If we wants the child, The precious, Get it from mommy and daddy, How can we does it? We hides us, We sneaks around, Near the ground, And we calls us, “Village”. We means “steal,” but we says “raise”. “Village” is good, “raise” is good. Takes a village to raise a child! We gets […]

Benedict's Daughter: Poems

Benedict’s Daughter: Poems

Feb 9 17 • 0 comments

As I read Benedict’s Daughter, by Philip C. Kolin, I was treated to the talent of a veteran author who has already published several books of poetry. With poetic rhythm and stunning imagery, Kolin’s poems manage to get to the heart of the matter. With his gift of poetic sight, he is able to bring the reader […]

Poem: "Hanger Shirts"

Poem: “Hanger Shirts”

Feb 7 17 • 0 comments

Hanger Shirts Each year before school started, mother led him to the store, through the men’s department, past the boys’ clothing to the back room with the faded cardboard sign that said: Irregulars. He didn’t know what made him irregular— perhaps it was the birthmark on his left leg or the cowlick of hair he […]

she: robed and wordless

she: robed and wordless

Feb 6 17 • 0 comments

she: robed and wordless I opened this jewel of a book, hoping beyond hope that it would be filled with the type of poems that would inspire my prayers. I was not disappointed. After reading through the poems in Sister Lou Ella Hickman’s new collection, I am pleased to say she has done a wonderful job. […]

A 'Marshall Plan' for Iraq: Rebuilding Christian Villages on the Nineveh Plains

A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Iraq: Rebuilding Christian Villages on the Nineveh Plains

Feb 3 17 • 0 comments

By Maria Lozano NEW YORK—“Hope is coming back to the Nineveh plains!” That is the verdict of the Middle East expert of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the international Catholic charity. Just back from a fact-finding mission to the region in northern Iraq recently liberated from the grip of ISIS, Father Andrzej Halemba […]

Marriage - A Turning Point

Marriage – A Turning Point

Feb 2 17 • 0 comments

Christmas has always been a season of Hope, especially for children and most especially for young children. We invest so much in our children, trying to make them happy, secure and successful. But new statistics have shown how our secular lifestyles are threatening their future, the future of society. As Christians we are not supposed […]

For Groundhog's Day -- An Interview with Punxsutawney Phil

For Groundhog’s Day — An Interview with Punxsutawney Phil

Feb 2 17 • 1 comment

Every Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, is pulled from a tree stump in Punxsutawney, PA. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, spring is just ahead. In a 2010 interview, I asked Phil about a request made by the People for the Ethical Treatment of […]

Poem: "Calm My Childish Fear"

Poem: “Calm My Childish Fear”

Feb 2 17 • 0 comments

Calm My Childish Fear Here I am, Lord, sitting at your feet, Awaiting Your command; Lord, what is it you seek? Am I to do a major thing or something oh so small? Whatever it is you ask, Lord, I will do it all. For I know no matter what the task, I do not […]

"Don't Believe the Liberal Media"

End the Media

Jan 30 17 • 1 comment

The press corps is the embodiment of the old establishment.

Poem: "A Better Resurrection"

Poem: “A Better Resurrection”

Jan 29 17 • 0 comments

A Better Resurrection I HAVE no wit, no words, no tears; My heart within me like a stone Is numbed too much for hopes or fears; Look right, look left, I dwell alone; I lift mine eyes, but dimmed with grief No everlasting hills I see; My life is in the falling leaf: O Jesus, […]

House Bill on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Is Stronger than Hyde Amendment

House Bill on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Is Stronger than Hyde Amendment

Jan 27 17 • 1 comment

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would permanently prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion. The bill , titled the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Disclosure Act of 2017” (H.R. 7), would amend federal law to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. Currently, the Hyde […]

Poem: "The Convert"

Poem: “The Convert”

Jan 25 17 • 0 comments

The Convert After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And I came out where the old road shone white, I walked the ways and heard what all men said, Forests of tongues, like autumn leaves unshed, Being not unlovable but strange and light; Old riddles […]

New US UN Ambassador Nominee Stands by Pro-Life Position at Confirmation Hearing

New US UN Ambassador Nominee Stands by Pro-Life Position at Confirmation Hearing

Jan 23 17 • 3 comments

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for United States UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, repeatedly asserted her pro-life views during her Wednesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The South Carolina Governor promised to be a force for reform of the UN system if approved for the position. “I am strongly pro-life,” Haley said in response […]

Jesus Beckons

My Masterpiece

Jan 22 17 • 2 comments

Rediscover your Master.

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 • 2 comments

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 […]

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