By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing - When the bishops of the United States issued their first pastoral letter on racism in forty years, titled “Open Wide Our Hearts,” in November of 2018, it was not front-page news. At the time, the Church in the United States was reeling from the McCarrick scandal, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the Viganò testimony.
By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Catholic Exchange - Saint Louis teaches us about the many fundamental aspects of a true devotion to Mary, which ultimately unites us to Jesus. This devotion is a smooth, short, perfect, and sure way of attaining union with our Lord, in which Christian perfection consists... This devotion is a smooth way... It is the path which Jesus Christ opened up in coming to us and in which there is no obstruction to prevent us reaching Him.
By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream - I like black history because I like American history. Black History is American history, and conservatives ought not to be defensive about it. Lots of good stuff there that will surprise you, amaze you, make you weep with happiness and shake with rage... If you don’t know it, you don’t know your own country... Where to Start ....
By Phil Lawler, CNSNews - For more than a dozen years, I have been sitting on the planning board in the little New England town where we live. Our task is to ensure that as the community grows, the new developments are in harmony with the spirit of the town—which is rural, scenic, and rich in historical character.