By Jennifer Bilek, First Things - Gays and lesbians were underdogs, vastly outnumbered and loosely organized, sometimes subject to discrimination and abuse… Today’s movement, however, looks nothing like that band of persecuted outcasts. The LGBT rights agenda—note the addition of “T”—has become a powerful, aggressive force in American society. Its advocates stand at the top of media, academia, the professions, and, most important, Big Business and Big Philanthropy. Consider the following case.
By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews - Pressure from LGBT activists may be behind the cancellation of talks in Ireland by a well-known U.S. Catholic chastity speaker, but this hasn’t stopped his message from getting out… “Yesterday our web traffic at chastity.com went up 150% in one day,” (said) Jason Evert, founder of The Chastity Project… “We’re very grateful for all the additional youtube hits and people clicking through our videos,” he added, indicating that the Irish media’s attempt to keep him from speaking may have been futile.
By Fr. George W. Rutler, Catholic Exchange - All that we are is because there is a God — a Three-in-One and One-in-Three. To deny that is to enter into the biggest lie of all: that life itself is an accident. If we don’t understand that life is a gift, we will only be able to see death as a curse. We know the desultory grief of watching others die, and we know the anxiety of contemplating our own death.
By Edward Pentin, EWTN News - To combat neo-paganism in Europe and guarantee the continent’s future, Catholics must follow the example of St. Agnes of Rome and courageously witness to the faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said… Referring to recent controversies, the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also said a politician who “symbolically holds up the Rosary is more to be trusted than one who literally takes down the Cross of Christ.”… He recalled how Catholics admire the “heroic courage” of St. Agnes, who suffered martyrdom at the age of 12 during the reign of Roman Emperor Diocletian, and the fact that in childhood she was able to “distinguish between the unique and true God and the many false gods of the pagans.”