By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International - Last week, I shared with you some encouraging news about the progress of the pro-life movement in America. And indeed, great strides are being made! And yet, I confess to harboring a secret fear. And the secret fear is this: that all this progress is resting on an all-too-shaky foundation, one that could too-easily be wiped out… I firmly believe that the best, and only truly solid solution to the Culture of Death, is a spiritual solution, because, at root, it’s a spiritual problem. And I’m afraid that without a spiritual awakening, we are doomed to pursuing patchwork solutions that may not hold up under pressure.
By LifeSiteNews staff - Since 1981, when Pope John Paul II called me (Prof. Martin) to be the first sociologist at the Institute, I was for approximately two decades intimately involved, with the help of the Institute’s first president — the later cardinal Prof. Carlo Caffarra — in its establishment and growth. In several meetings with the entire international academic staff, together with Pope John Paul II, there took place intensive consultations about the vision of the pope and his objectives.
By Catholic News Agency - Sunday morning police said the death toll had risen from five to seven, The Associated Press reported… “It is with a heart full of sorrow that I write these words after hearing of the deaths and injuries caused by the shootings affecting Odessa and Midland,” said Bishop Michael Sis of San Angelo in a statement released shortly after the shooting… “My prayers are for those who have lost their lives, who have been seriously injured, and for their families….” Bishop Sis added.
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - In chapters 9, 10 and 11, we learn of the mission of the Twelve, confirmed by the feeding of 5,000 and Peter’s confession of Faith. Immediately, then, Our Lord begins to challenge their faith still more, allowing those who want to leave him to depart, and insisting that he himself must be rejected, killed…and raised from the dead—which, of course, they all find incomprehensible.