By Michael W. Chapman CNSNews - Priest and exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas, whose work has been depicted in the book The Rite and the Hollywood film based on that book, starring Anthony Hopkins, said that demons can sometimes take hold of people if they participate in forbidden practices, such as an abortion, which is "a demonic sacrifice." He added that "Satan hates the human race," hates "everyone of us out of jealousy and rage."… Fr. Thomas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in San Jose, Calif., was selected by his bishop to study exorcism in Rome at a school there devoted to the phenomenon.
By Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P., Catholic Exchange - St. John Paul II describes with heartfelt emotion how we are raised to heaven when we are present at Mass, as we “become part of that great multitude which cries out: ‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ (Rev. 7:10).” As we are raised to heaven, heaven itself comes down to us. Indeed, the sacrament of the Eucharist, the most wondrous fruit of the Mass, is the sweetest taste and “glimpse of heaven on earth.”
Catholic News Agency - On Wednesday, Kendick’s father, John Castillo, confirmed to the Denver Post what he had learned from witnesses and the coroner: that Kendrick died while charging the shooter to save his friends… “It doesn’t surprise me,” John Castillo told the Denver Post. “He cared enough about people that he would do something like that, even though it’s against my better judgment.”… “I wish he had gone and hid,” Castillo added, “but that’s not his character. His character is about protecting people, helping people.”
By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews - The producers of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer told Canada’s March for Life they made the movie to capture on film an abortionist’s sworn testimony of what really happens in an abortion… “We had to tell this story,” Ann McElhinney told the crowd of some 5,000 gathered on Parliament Hill on a cold, windy Thursday for the 22nd annual March for Life, which marked 50 years of legal abortion in Canada… There have been 4 million babies aborted in Canada since abortion was legalized in 1969, and there are now roughly 100,000 abortions every year.