By Michael R. Heinlein, Simply Catholic, Our Sunday Visitor - Despite the many accomplishments of Black History Month’s goals, its often secular narrative forgets the contributions of Black Catholics. In recognition of that, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States began observing November as national Black Catholic History Month nearly 30 years ago. Nonetheless, in order to promote awareness of the accomplishments of all black Americans, it is important to promote an awareness of some of the many Catholic individuals who have achieved greatness in the face of racism’s plight — and in many cases the supreme greatness of holiness.
By Franciscan Media - The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for them.” Yet pre-Christian rites for the deceased retained such a strong hold on the superstitious imagination that a liturgical commemoration was not observed until the early Middle Ages ....
Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - Luke 14:12-14 - He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."
By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine - Antifa is now plotting a coup both inside and outside the federal government. Leaked footage from a Zoom conference of government workers organizing and planning insurrection, anarchists and communists hope to seize Election Day. While the usual delinquents will keep up their agitation and destruction in America’s cities, they will also coordinate with sympathetic federal employees and contractors to subvert the election process and block major operations of the federal government.