By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange - The Lenten season is once more upon us. It is a time to sacrifice through penance, seek greater intimacy with God in prayer, and give to those in need. These are all things we should be doing all year long, but Lent heightens our awareness and draws us away from the things of this world into the desert with Our Lord where we can be purified through self-imposed mortifications. This purification is the path to greater love.
By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine - Recently, a PBS attorney was caught by Project Veritas suggesting that children from “Trump homes” should be taken from their parents and re-educated. PBS denounced this slip of the tongue in a public manner and has suggested that this is not indicative of any pattern of behavior. Considering PBS’s reputation (the only public broadcasters that might be further to the left are the BBC and the CBC), it’s hard to take their walking back without a grain of salt.
By Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews - The Vatican City State – the Holy See’s independent city state – recently issued a decree that includes COVID-19 vaccination among the measures its authorities can use in order to fight the current “public health emergency.” While the decree does not explicitly make taking an experimental COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in the Vatican and attached territories, it does suggest that people employed by the Holy See or the Roman Curia could lose their job if they fail to take the jab.
By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant - The Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, is cracking down, yet again, on religion... Effective May 1, the new "Administrative Measures for Religious Clergy" includes a database on religious personnel to track rewards, punishments and revocation of ministry... Furthermore, anybody wishing to exercise religious ministry in mainland China must: support the leadership of the CCP, support the socialist system... practice the fundamental values of socialism... adhere to the religious policy of China