By Franciscan Media - Saint Joseph Calasanz’ Story - From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately smiled and frowned on the work of Joseph Calasanz. A priest with university training in canon law and theology, respected for his wisdom and administrative expertise, he put aside his career because he was deeply concerned with the need for education of poor children.
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews - If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do something profoundly evil: codify a "right" to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay for that killing... Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep. Paul Ryan, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee, Biden conceded a scientific fact -- but postured as if it were a religious proposition... With regard to abortion," Biden said, "I accept my church's position on abortion as what we call a de fide doctrine. Life begins at conception. That's the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life."
By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia - Sometimes when we look at the world around us, it is tempting to question why God gave us freedom in the first place. From our point of view, it might seem better if everyone simply did the same thing and didn’t have to make difficult choices. However, God gave us freedom for a reason, and it is a gift we need to understand in order to use it properly... The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that “Freedom is the power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so to perform deliberate actions on one’s own responsibility” (CCC 1731).
Fr. Altman Homilies - Homily by Fr. James Altman, Saint James the Less parish in La rosse, Wisconsin. Fr. Altman’s gift of no-nonsense preaching has garnered him thousands of followers throughout the world.