By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine - What is hard, rather, is to gauge how far we all have fallen, and to take measures to make ourselves a little less barbarian, which means, practically, a little more human; for God did not give us a longing for beauty that we should ignore it or dull it or glut it on garbage. That task must begin in our homes, our parishes, and our schools. Let me focus on the last one: the Catholic school. ...
By Msgr. Charles Pope - There is a story of King Jehoshaphat and the victory of Israel against the Moabites, Ammonites and Meunites (2 Chronicles 20). It is a story that speaks of the power of praise to defeat a numberless army. Simply singing a hymn of praise can cast out demons, avert war, and send evil threats limping away... Yes, praise! It is not always weapons of iron and steal and fiery bombs that wins the day. Often it is simple praise, hands lifted in prayer, voices raised in praise.
By John Horvat II, LifeSiteNews - ...the most powerful reason for being vehemently against (the Equality Act) is that it represents the severing of America’s relationship with God. In Congressional hearings about the act, Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler declared that whatever may oppose the will of God is of no concern for Congress. This is tantamount to saying that America should exist outside of God’s will, that it should be completely indifferent to His Divine Law.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - Several Catholic bishops have emerged as vocal critics of President Joe Biden as he “brags” about being Catholic while advocating for the most radically pro-abortion, life-destroying policies in U.S. history... On Tuesday, (Bishop Rick Stika, of Knoxville, Tennessee) lamented that Biden touts his faith often and publicly but does not practice what he preaches... “So sad that the President likes to pull out his rosary and touts his devotion of Our Lady of Guadeloupe as he forgets another title for her: ‘Our Lady of Life,’” Stika wrote on Twitter. “He likes to brag on his Catholic background when convenient. So very dishonest!”