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Beginning on October 2 —Respect Life Sunday—Catholics across the nation will join to witness to the inherent equality and transcendent value of every human being as they observe Respect Life Month, an annual tradition now in its fortieth year. more
Newly released U.S. Census figures indicate that the poverty rate has risen to 15.7 percent from 15.1 percent in 2010. This is the highest poverty rate since 1965 as now more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. As unemployment grows across the nation, poverty especially among children, continues to grow at a rapid pace. more
Well before last’s week’s Thanksgiving Day holiday, America began to cover itself with Christmas trees, lights, wreaths and all the trimmings of the season. more
Billions of people around the world watched the opening ceremonies of the XXII Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, billed to be a tribute to the tradition of the Olympics as well as a depiction of Russian history and culture. There is no way to measure all that the artists, dancers, composers and authors have contributed to the culture of the planet’s largest territorial nation, and through them, to the world. more
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen gave many retreats to priests over the course of the years and even today his voice continues to move men to consider a vocation. In one of his many talks reflecting upon … more
The recent attack on the food chain Chick-fil-A in retribution for the company’s president expressing support for traditional marriage should cause all Americans pause. more
The Pope is a man and that is a good thing. There is nothing ideological or politically incorrect about that brute biological and theological fact. Pope Francis has repeatedly championed the complementarity of man and woman, and has excoriated “gender theory” (that one “learns” to identify sexually and then chooses along a spectrum of masculinity and femininity) as a serious social problem. Earlier this year he compared “gender ideology” to the problem of nuclear weapons! To be a man is not a quest, and it is not a cross. It is a gift given by our Creator to be accepted and embraced with gratitude and love. more
In 1984 Cardinal Carlo Caffara, who was appointed by St. John Paul II to head the Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, wrote a letter to the Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia to ask for her … more
This upcoming October, Pope Francis will hold a Synod on the Youth in Rome in order to better evangelize the young people in a world that has become more apathetic towards the Catholic faith. A … more
Last Friday in the nation’s capitol thousands again made the pilgrimage for life and pray for an end to the terrible evil begun on January 22, 1973. On that infamous day the nation’s highest court denied the right to life of the most vulnerable in our society, the innocent unborn child. more
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