By David G Bonagura, Jr., The Catholic Thing - Tucked at the end of a hotly debated passage in Lumen Gentium about the Church’s role in salvation comes one sentence that has not received as much attention. What follows the statement that “all the Church’s children” have received their holy Catholic faith not from merit, but from “the special grace of Christ,” is the most harrowing line of Vatican II: If they fail moreover to respond to that grace in thought, word and deed, not only shall they not be saved but they will be the more severely judged. (LG 14)
By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture - Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. This post is an adaptation of previous years on our Holy Week traditions. It is an overview of preparation for our home and the liturgical celebration of Holy Week. The text is divided into each day of Holy Week to make it easier to navigate. ...
By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine - The author, Dr. Anthony Annett, seems to revel in paradoxes that shock traditional sensibilities. Reading his work sets off red (and eco-green) flags everywhere. The Irish-born economist boasts of working for twenty years at the International Monetary Fund. Liberal economist Jeffrey Sachs, known for his pro-abortion and population control advocacy, wrote the foreword. A sympathetic Georgetown University Press published the 2022 book with glowing promotional blurbs from liberal notables.
Franciscan Media - Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic bishop of Kraków, patron of Poland. He is remembered with Saints Thomas More and Thomas Becket for vigorous opposition to the evils of an unjust government.