By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange - Western culture, with its fast pace and constant task-oriented focus, has led us to abandon the things that draw us out of the mire towards God. We find ourselves firmly planted here on earth when we are made to soar towards God. The Rockies are a signpost to where our eyes are to be fixed: upwards towards our Creator. We spend all of our days looking down at our phones and computers.
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews - The Texas state legislature passed a bill Thursday ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heart begins beating... After the House approved the pro-life measure earlier this month on a 83-64 vote, the Senate voted today 18-12 to pass it. The bill now goes to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott, who will sign it into law.
By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register - Hosted by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences... The conference... takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ 2020 social encyclical Fratelli Tutti. It will cover two main topics: “Financial and Tax Solidarity,” which will focus on a G20 debt restructuring program for the world’s poorest countries, and “Integral Ecological Sustainability,” which will examine climate change in the context of a “sustainable and fair” transformation of the energy and food system.
Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - John 16:20-23 - Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world. ...