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Remarkably, the same church that sounded that alarm is now maligned as waging a "war on women."
It's 7:15 Tuesday morning and like most mornings, Fr. Robert Barron, rector of the Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, unassumingly takes an open seat in the audience. Fr. Barron is best and popularly known for the recent PBS series "Catholicism" and his Word on Fire ministry. But here he is on a serene campus outside of Chicago, gathered with his community for prayer.
March may be a bit far off, but a St. Patrick's Day brawl has come early. No one seems happy by the recent decision to include OUT@NBCUniversal, an LGBT activist group to participate in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Washington, D.C. -- "The West must shift from reactive to proactive, from crisis management to crisis prevention." The target of this advice, given by Aram I Keshishian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be good counsel for the average citizen.
While a prisoner of Islamic terrorists, Steven Sotloff faked illness so that he could observe Yom Kippur. It is said that he would also covertly pray facing Jerusalem.
By only spending the minimum on yourself, you may find that you have much more than you would ever need. This was Gershon Burd's discovery, and it was how, on a modest income, he gave away (anonymously) so much to so many. Modesty helps us see the big picture -- that our lives should be integrated wholes, lived in communion with others. It's about escaping the tyranny of an isolated something that seems increasingly difficult and outre with each passing year and technology upgrade.
"Perhaps the Catholic church would volunteer to pony up some cash for the illegals' care then? Hmm?"
When the women showed up on the morning of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Supreme Court, they were encouraging all Americans to treasure the gifts we have as a free people. You don't have to shop at Hobby Lobby to celebrate the victory won for us all before the Court.
?Beware the old woman offering you love.
In today's outrage-fueled media cycle, human stories often get lost unless used they're for propaganda.
I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's going on inside America's "women's health clinics."
I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's going on inside America's "women's health clinics." It highlights a Planned Parenthood educational video and PP employees advising teens about BDSM -- a catchall for sexual violence: bondage, discipline and domination, submission and sadism and masochism.
"Growing up, Mom always told me, 'The answer to life is yes.'"
I saw a raccoon. That might be an unremarkable fact if your element isn't Manhattan concrete, but it was a highlight for this city gal. And it added to the sylvan aspect of the event I was attending last year, the Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop, in Newburgh, New York.
"Themes of #hope, #courage, good conquering evil -- why dad loves #comics."
"When did you first know he was a saint?" It's a question Joaquin Navarro-Valls gets often and especially now, in the days surrounding the canonization of his former boss, now St. John Paul II.
Pope Francis, your honeymoon with the Western press is over. Of course, media accolades and praise were never his motivation. In fact, he's directly warned against the cult of celebrity that is in danger of missing the point: the Gospel of Christ he teaches.
My predominant memory from a year ago this week was the rain. There was a ceaseless downpour everywhere in Rome. I was among the influx of media there to cover the coming election of a new pope.
The president of the United States invoked the pope during his annual speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. It was not the first time, and it won't be the last. As a political matter, it makes sense.
"Compassion is harder to accept than condemnation when you feel as disgusting and horrible as I do," Ryan Loskarn wrote before he took his own life.