By Msgr. Charles Pope - According to Matthew 21:10-17, Mark 11:15-17, and Luke 19:45-46, Jesus returns to Jerusalem today… Seeing shameful practices in the Temple area, He cleanses it. The Gospels also recount His weeping over Jerusalem and His cursing of the fig tree. Matthew and Mark relate that He returned to Bethany that night… Prelude: The Scriptures record that Jesus went to Bethany on the Sunday evening after His triumphal entrance into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday):[Jesus] went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, He went out to Bethanywith the Twelve…
By Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine - Why the uproar from some Catholic pundits regarding the recently released essay on the abuse crisis from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?... I think it’s pretty simple—regardless of what else one thinks of Benedict (and most of the critics were never fans of his), he speaks and write with a voice that is truly paternal. The man has fully lived out his priesthood as “Father” and even in his nineties, he has a father’s care for the faithful. Benedict’s voice is a unique mix of theological clarity, precision, and paternal affection.
By Jim Sedlak, Catholic News Agency - Sanger had three basic philosophies that are still active within Planned Parenthood today: 1. A desire for uninhibited sexual activity.. 2. An aversion to large families, which led her to champion birth control – including abortion – to avoid the natural result of sexual activity… 3. A passion to prevent the birth of “defectives,” which led to her stating in her 1932 Plan for Peace that persons from “dysgenic groups” should be given their choice of sterilization or confinement on a farm for the rest of their lives. Sanger was a member of the American Eugenics Society.
By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow - "It's blatantly unconstitutional," says attorney Jeremiah Galus of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the organization representing the churches. "It's rather uncontroversial that churches should be free to operate according to their faith without being threatened by the government, and it's also not very controversial to say that it's wrong to force a church, or anyone else for that matter, to participate in the funding of abortion, especially when their religious beliefs teach that that is the taking of an innocent human life."