By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine - A couple of years after his death, the Vatican admitted that Maciel led a life “devoid of any scruples and authentic sense of religion.” It was the first time Rome formally acknowledged Maciel’s crimes—and yet the Holy See had been hearing the allegations for decades… The allegations against Maciel broke in 1997, which means the Legionaries have been up to their eyeballs in scandal for 23 of their 80 years, or one-quarter of the institute’s existence. And there’s no sign that the scandal will abate anytime soon. One can’t help but wonder how much longer the Legion can go on.
By Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD, Townhall - What the liberal mind is passionate about is a world filled with pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice. Those who occupy this world are “workers,” “minorities,” “the little guy,” “women,” and the “unemployed.” They are poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised, exploited and victimized. They bear no responsibility for their problems. None of their agonies are attributable to faults or failings of their own: not to poor choices, bad habits, faulty judgment. .....
By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine - On February 13, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the dull-sounding H.J. Res 79. Despite its name, this resolution indicates a dangerous attempt to disregard constitutional order and states’ rights for the purpose of codifying a progressive dogma: the alleged “right” to abortion… For progressives, the inconvenient truth is that abortion rights in America stand on shaky ground. A single Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade, alleged that such a “right” lurked in the “penumbras of emanations” of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - None of us likes to think we are prideful. It’s always someone else; that guy over there is the arrogant one. One way of gauging is to ponder how well we accept being corrected. Consider the following verses from Proverbs:
He who corrects an arrogant man earns insult; and he who reproves a wicked man incurs opprobrium. Reprove not an arrogant man, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Instruct a wise man, and he becomes still wiser; teach a just man, and he advances in learning (Proverbs 9:7-12).