By David Warren, The Catholic Thing - My own secret views, which I will now share with the public, are in opposition to every centralized, bureaucratic organization in the world, except possibly the Catholic Church. And to her, too, when, as recently, she begins to mimic a centralized, bureaucratic organization, soft-pedaling her spiritual mission… I am what is called a subsidiarist, who would prefer that we deal with all our worldly problems from the ground, up, not from the top, down…
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream - Everybody likes a good apocalypse. The thought of an imminent end of the world gives a certain pungency and urgency to life… For some Protestants the Lord Jesus is going to return in glory and all the true believers will be raptured. Catholics of a certain type focus on the prophecies of Fatima and apparitions of Mary the mother of Jesus… Secularists have their own apocalyptic stories. At the end of the last century the millennium bug was going to cause a global meltdown.
By Edward Pentin, EWTN News - Vincent Lambert’s life remains precarious despite the severely disabled Frenchman having his life support switched off and then turned back on yesterday after a court intervention… Lambert, 42, has been a tetraplegic for more than 10 years after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, but on May 20, a hospital in Reims began removing Vincent’s feeding and hydration tubes — until a Paris court of appeal ordered a delay in ending life support.
By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine - Hats off to some of my friends from those olden days who knew me as a liberal and stayed my friend as I moved right; David LaGesse from high school and college who became a very successful journalist; Bobby Love, long ago managing editor of Rolling Stone, now running the AARP Magazine; and Scott Clarkson, a federal judge with whom I cut my political teeth in high school. All are on the left, and all remain good friends of mine… To all those who remain in the closet, to you, I say, come out.