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When Gloria Purvis addressed Human Life Guild participants at McVinney Auditorium as a special 150th anniversary speaker, she left many in tears. Forthright and delightfully compelling, … more
Carlo Acutis was only 15-years-old when he died of leukemia in 1996. His mother has described him as “a normal boy in many ways” but “very obedient” and “very … more
In dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, many of our civil leaders have urged us to “follow the science.” So have many doctors and health care workers. This past July, for example, the … more
The decision to open the diocese’s observance of the 150th anniversary of its establishment by holding a ceremony in honor of Mary, the Mother of God, in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul … more
Revelation teaches that work is an obligation. Furthermore, man must work to develop and fulfill his humanity. St. John Paul II in his encyclical “Centesimus annus” writes, “A … more
On October 2, Bishop Georg Bätzing and Thomas Sternberg announced the extension of the controversial German Catholic Church’s “Synodal Way.” Just prior to the extension the … more
Last May, four sitting pastors in the Diocese of Burlington resigned their parishes after their religious worker visas expired. Although the diocese dutifully applied for permanent residency (Green … more
On September 24, Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) voted to codify abortion protections in federal law. In a public statement, the congressman chastises “extremist” state legislators for … more
In the aftermath of the 20th anniversary of the sad and tragic events of September 11, 2001, it’s important to reflect not only on the horrific actions of the terrorists themselves, but also on … more
Archbishops Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco co-authored an op-ed piece that appeared recently in the Wall Street Journal. Their purpose was to address the current … more
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, our participation in the Mass reminds us that the world is still much in need of healing. We are in need of healing from hatred, anger, rage, … more
On September 1, the Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect. This law bans abortions in the state once ultrasound can detect “cardiac motion” in the embryo. Such motion typically begins … more
In his general audience on August 11 Pope Francis presented a catechesis on the Letter to the Galatians. Following Paul, he explained: “The Law [Torah], however, does not give life, it does not … more
In December 2019, when news of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China reached the West, officials feared the worst: a global pandemic which could infect millions and destabilize international … more
The Catholic legal tradition offers perennial wisdom to legislator and layman alike. The Church has long safeguarded justice for its members by adopting Roman principles of law within a theological … more
In a blatant attempt to normalize transgenderism in the minds of small children, Disney recently aired an episode of its “Muppet Babies” series entitled “Gonzorella.” Loosely … more
In every Olympics there are Catholic participants who find strength and meaning in their faith — and this year’s summer games in Tokyo were no exception. Although you would never know … more
I was pleasantly surprised to hear of a new movie that debuted a few weeks ago at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a French biographical drama called “Onoda - 10,000 Nights in the … more
Recently the House Appropriations Committee approved the federal fiscal budget for 2022. The budget omitted both the Hyde Amendment and the Weldon Amendment. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal … more
Pope Francis last week released his motu proprio “Traditionis Custodes.” In it he revokes many of the permissions granted by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum … more
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