By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine - On August 15–17, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, New York. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of this monumental cultural event that marked an epoch… Woodstock changed America. It helped usher in a period of moral devastation. The event enshrined free love as acceptable in the national psyche. It created the idea that life should be dominated by the maxim, “if it feels good, do it.”… However, the worst part of Woodstock was its role in creating the spiritual desolation of imagining a utopian society without religion or the Catholic Faith.
Yahoo.com - Filling in for Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, Fox News's Mark Steyn called Teen Vogue "a teen girl version of Pravda," the former newspaper of the Communist Party, because of an abortion-advice story the digital magazine posted on SnapChat over the weekend… The SnapChat Story, "How to Get an Abortion if You're a Teen," offered advice and guidelines for teenagers under the age of 18 that may be reluctant to confide in their parents because of opposing beliefs. The SnapChat story was initially featured on Teen Vogue's advice column. ….
By George Neumayr, Church, Militant - James Grein, the primary victim of laicized rapist Theodore McCarrick… revealed for the first time on Wednesday that he disclosed to Pope John Paul II himself the abuse he suffered at the hands of McCarrick… "Yes, this is the first time I've said that," Grein told Church Militant on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral, where he and his lawyer, Mitchell Garebedian, held a press conference on the first day the state of New York is recognizing lawsuits from victims under a new measure that gives them a one-year window to sue without regard to the previous statute of limitations.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let’s ponder this feast in stages: The Assumption Explained – To be “assumed” means to be taken up by God bodily into Heaven. As far back as the Church can remember we have celebrated the fact that Mary was taken up into Heaven.