By George Neumayer, The American Spectator - Cardinal Donald Wuerl “lies shamelessly” and “prevails upon” his chief of staff, Monsignor Charles Antonicelli, to “lie as well,” wrote Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in his bombshell memo last year. Where is Antonicelli today? He is serving the relatively new archbishop of Washington, D.C., Wilton Gregory, in the same capacity!... It is business as usual under Gregory, a protégé of the clericalist monster Joseph Bernardin, a biographical detail that explains many of Gregory’s corrupt instincts.
By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia - The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has been the site of miraculous cures that have astonished pilgrims… In 1871 a massive fire near Peshtigo, Wisconsin, claimed nearly 2,500 lives and was on its way toward a chapel that was the sight of a Marian apparition… the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Help and the fenced property surrounding it were untouched… This miracle was only the beginning, and since then, many other people have been touched by the message of Our Lady of Good Help and have experienced both physical and spiritual healing.
By Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - How do we keep God at a distance? There are at least two ways that we go about it. Either we lay low and stay out of trouble, or we excel at whatever task we’ve currently been assigned to. Both strategies intend to keep God out of our lives so we can keep doing what we’re doing, because we’re comfortable doing it. If you’re in one of those camps, get ready because God can call you to something different any minute now.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - One of God’s stranger affections is the special love He had for Jacob of the Old Testament. We are reading through this story in daily Mass this week… According to some, the name Jacob means “grabber” or “usurper.” Even while still in his mother Rebekah’s womb, Jacob wrestled with his twin brother, Esau. Although Esau was born first, Jacob came forth grabbing his brother’s heel, hence his name.