By Msgr. Charles Pope - At daily Mass, we are reading the story of St. Paul’s arrival in Philippi and later of his arrest, beating, and imprisonment. It serves as a kind of metaphor for the radical nature of true Christianity and why it so perturbs many in this world. The Christian faith, its message, and the transformation it can effect can be very unsettling to a world that literally and figuratively “banks on” sin. Let’s consider this lesser- known story and see what it ought to mean for us if we take our Christian faith seriously and do not try to “tame” it.
By Ashley Sadler, LifeSite News - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a sweeping new bill to expand the federal government’s ability to spy on Americans in the alleged effort to combat “domestic terrorism.”... The bill would alter the federal definition of ‘domestic terrorism’ to focus on ‘white supremacy’ and neo-Nazism instead of other forms of terrorism like jihadism.
By Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit - The Wuhan Institute of Virology assembled a monkeypox virus genome, allowing the virus to be identified through PCR tests, using a method researchers flagged for potentially creating a “contagious pathogen,” The National Pulse can reveal... The study was first published in February 2022, just months before the latest international outbreak of monkeypox cases which appear to have now reached the U.S....
By Darrick Taylor, Crisis Magazeine - The danger of Twitter and other forms of social media, it seems to me, is precisely that it can so easily take one’s thoughts away from God... During Lent, I attempted to find out what guidance the Church gives on this issue. Since at least the reign of Pius XI, who issued an encyclical on film, the Vatican has published a fairly continuous stream of documents on all modern forms of communication.