By Elyssa Koren, The Daily Signal - Sec. of State Mike Pompeo has asked us as Americans to take a look at our role in international human rights engagement; specifically, the connection between our nation’s founding principles and the role of the U. S. on the international stage... Why should we heed his call? After all, the battle lines are clearly drawn. On the left, multilateral engagement is the answer to a successful world order, whereas many conservatives view the international bodies with considerable suspicion at best.
By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange - We have a profound experience of God’s love in the sacrament of confession. We leave the confessional and walk right into an occasion of temptation and we may even fall into the very same sins that we had just confessed in the sacrament and resolved never to commit again... We resolve that we are not going to allow the toxic character of someone close to us to spoil our moods or kill our good attitude. We are faithful for some time and then ....
By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing - (I)n the twentieth century the Communist Party (CP) in the Soviet Union demonstrated that it was possible to manufacture a social consensus suddenly and intentionally. (Something very similar happened in Nazi Germany). In the USSR, all organs of propaganda – newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, movies, radio, TV, schools, colleges, universities, and more – were controlled by either by the CP or by the state, which was in turn totally controlled by the CP.
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - This deplorable situation was characteristic not only of the European continent but of England, at the time when Saints John Fisher and Thomas More were martyred for their refusal to take an oath which recognized King Henry VIII as the head of the Church there. More, of course, was a layman, but John Fisher was a bishop—in fact the only bishop to hold firm against the King’s pressure.