By Michael Durnan, Regina Magazine - By the time Pope Leo XIII issued his encyclical Humanus Genus in 1884, in which he condemned Freemasonry, eight of his predecessors had already done so… Why, then, did he do this? Pope Leo XIII had been stirred into action by Freemasons who claimed the Church's condemnation of their organisation had been based on false and erroneous information and was excessively severe… In his encyclical, the pope dismissed such claims and classed Freemasonry as a grouping of secret societies in the ‘kingdom of Satan and wished to bring back, after eighteen centuries, the manners and customs of the pagans’.
By Matthew B. Rose, Catholic Exchange - Catholics are familiar with the Bread of Life Discourse, found in John 6, where Christ gives the theological underpinning for the theology of the Eucharist. When we hear this passage we think of manna as Christ’s dialogue about the manna forms a major part of the chapter… As is often the case in Scripture, the meaning here is deeper than simply a promise of a future sacrament. Christ holds a mirror to our sinful human condition and asks us a bold question: Do we stay with Him or do we turn away?
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - “State Rep. Brian Sims’ harassment of a woman’s peaceful and religious exercise of her First Amendment rights is yet another example of a troubling trend of growing extremism and hypocrisy among Democrats,” the party said in a statement… Many also are calling for Sims, a pro-abortion Democrat, to resign for bullying the woman outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, and then proudly posting his actions online for the public to see. A second video shows him appearing to call for the doxxing of several pro-life teenage girls.
By Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Catholic Answers - Some argued that because Christ appeared through shut doors to his disciples, and vanished before their eyes appeared in different shapes, that his body was only an image. However, Christ himself addressed these objections. When Christ appeared to the disciples and they thought they were seeing a spirit, he told them to “handle and see” his body. He was not just observable to the disciples, but also touchable and living. Scientifically speaking, there is no stronger proof that someone exists than to be able to touch the person and observe him living.