Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - Fr. Mike describes exactly how God works with us, even though God’s ways are not our ways. It’s like when a person you’re living with asks “What do you want for dinner?” and you say, “Whatever you want.” He then starts offering suggestions, but you turn them all down. After a few minutes of back and forth you both notice that what you really meant was not, “Whatever you want,” but, “You tell me what you want, and then give me the freedom to choose among those options.”
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Catholic Register - One-quarter of the population on planet Earth is living under some kind of state of emergency or lockdown, advised — or mandated — not to leave home except for “essential” services… It is a clarifying point in the culture. In much of the world, gathering for worship and prayer in churches has been judged “not essential.” Even keeping the churches open for private prayer has been determined in some places to be “not essential.”… This has caused some to criticize bishops who have suspended public worship and others who have closed their churches.
By Paul Murano, Church Militant - Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute, has been uncovering what Catholics' contributions, and the U.S. bishops, have been supporting through CRS. In a fourth major report on the work of CRS, Hichborn has discovered and revealed a referral network in Nigeria that included organizations that distribute contraception and promote abortion. At least two of these organizations were directly associated with Planned Parenthood.
By Children of God for Life, LifeSiteNews - In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical companies are racing to provide a vaccine to prevent further spread of the disease. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company that has been recently touted in news headlines for its developing mRNA-1273 vaccine to fight the virus, uses aborted fetal cell lines… Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a prolife organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal material in vaccines and medicines, said her suspicions were raised after checking Moderna’s patents and in particular, the use of the Spike (S) protein.