By Philip Kosloski, Voyage Comics and Production - One of the most frequently quoted phrases in the Star Wars saga is “May the Force be with you.” Obi-Wan Kenobi was the primary character who said this greeting, using it as a way to invoke the power of “the Force” to protect an individual or group of people… For many Christians, especially Catholics, this phrase sounds very similar to a greeting used in the context of the liturgy, “May the Lord be with you.”.. The reason for his similarity is because the Star Wars phrase is directly based on the Christian greeting.
By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow - On April 9, the Students for Life group on the UT-San Antonio campus erected a "Cemetery of the Innocents" display – 911 pink crosses planted in the ground, one for every baby aborted each day in the U.S. Someone had a camera rolling when several students holding Planned Parenthood signs marched through the display shouting about their abortions… "Those girls need Jesus," responded the vice president of American Family Association. "That is demonic; that is the devil celebrating over the murder and the butchery of unborn children.
By Kathryn Lopez, Townhall - "Some kids are unwanted, so you either kill them now or kill them later.".. That quote is from an Alabama state Democratic representative, John Rogers, speaking a few days ago during debate about an abortion bill… He went on to say, "You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then send them to the electric chair.".. He said this during the same week in which all of Israel had a period of silence to remember the millions who were exterminated during the Holocaust.
By John Bergsma, The Sacred Page - This week is the Third Sunday of Easter, and our readings highlight the primacy of Peter among the Apostles, and the primacy of love in following Jesus… During the seven weeks of the Easter Season, the Lectionary reads semi-continuously through Acts in the First Reading (showing the birth of the Church on earth) and through Revelation in the Second (showing the final state of the Church in heaven)… In the First Reading.. we see Peter’s primacy… in leading the early Church through the experience of persecution, and in boldly proclaiming the Gospel despite sustained and serious cultural opposition. Let’s pray for Pope Francis to do the same.