By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., CatholicPhilly - When we answer murder with more violence in the death penalty, we put the state’s seal of approval on revenge. When the most dangerous place in the country is a mother’s womb and the unborn child can have his or her head crushed in an abortion, even in the process of being born, the body language of that message is that life isn’t sacred and may not be worth much at all. In fact, certain kinds of killing no longer even count officially as “killing.” Certain kinds of killing we enshrine as rights and protect by law. When we live this kind of contradiction, why are we surprised at the results?
By James Baresel, Crisis Magazine - I have recently seen a handful of stories about clergy and religious with a strong background in the charismatic movement coming to embrace the Tridentine Mass without abandoning their charismatic orientation. This includes an article published by Catholic Herald about the charismatic Franciscans of the Holy Spirit learning the old liturgy and a personal account by a charismatic priest which was posted by Father Zuhlsdorf.
By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews - Is Catholic thought still possible today? Or will those who seek to interpret Pope Francis’s pronouncements in line with his predecessors be persecuted solely for explaining the meaning of his words in harmony with Tradition?... former president and chair of fundamental moral theology, Monsignor Livio Melina, has said the fate of the Institute will be “decisive for the Church,” and that what is at stake is not just the institute and legacy of John Paul II, but also the freedom to engage in “Catholic” thought.
By Rep. Steve Scalise, Marjorie Dannenfelser, LifeNews - Every single baby born in America deserves proper medical care and attention. That’s just common sense… Yet we continue to learn of cases — far too many — where babies are born alive during an attempted abortion, denied that crucial medical care, and left to die. Liberals in Washington aren’t just ignoring this horrific problem — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is actively preventing a House vote on protections for born-alive abortion survivors… This is an outrage.