By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - (Five years ago) Something special happened in Cambridge last night, and I confidently predict that we shall see the results for years to come. Grace is real, and grace works in unpredictable ways. How many non-Catholic Harvard students went to St. Paul’s to show respect for their Catholic friends, and saw something there that will spark an interest in the faith, and draw them to the Church? How many young men, as they renewed their devotion to the Eucharist, felt the first stirrings of a call to the priesthood? We didn’t merely win a battle in the spiritual combat; we launched an offensive.
By John Zmirak, The Stream - The Spirit is moving. You can see it shifting the waters. In state after state, legislators are moving to offer a hand of friendship to our unborn brothers and sisters. They are paring back one, then another, mode of destroying preborn Americans for our sexual convenience. Forty-five long, lethal years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court justices hid like superstitious primitives behind a veil of pretended scientific ignorance.
By John Clark, EWTN News - In the past few years, I have witnessed an increasing number of married Catholic friends and acquaintances leave their wives. It’s sickening, heartbreaking and confusing. Obviously, outsiders can never be completely aware of the details; indeed, the couple themselves may not be fully aware of all the causes that led to the sad effect. Many of those in troubled marriages can certainly offer insights, but as someone in a happy marriage of a quarter-century, I feel compelled to offer a few thoughts that might help other men...
By Ines A. Murzaku, The Catholic Thing - (N)ews came from the Holy See that Pope Francis has authorized pilgrimages to the controversial shrine of Medjugorje, a town in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Balkans. What does this mean – or better, what will pilgrims do now that they have not done before?... In the same announcement, Alessandro Gisotti, interim director of the Holy See’s Press Office, cautioned that the latest approval from Pope Francis should not be interpreted “as an authentication of known events, which still require examination by the Church. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid creating confusion or ambiguity from the doctrinal point of view regarding such pilgrimages.”