By Fr. George W. Rutler, Church Militant - Lent is an invigorating time for truth. The Truth Himself spent 40 days in the wilderness combatting the Prince of Lies. He did it as our "champion." A champion is more than someone who gets his face on a cereal box for having won contests. Go back to the 13th century and you will see that the word meant a combatant who fights on behalf of others... Since humility is honesty, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the declaration and manifestation of humility, sacramental confession, preferably frequently in Lent, is at the heart of Lent.
Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - Fr. Mike mentions three popular mentalities that prevent us from sainthood: Our hearts want instant gratification, while becoming like Christ is a process. Fr. Mike’s advice is learn to love the process.... We like keeping our options open, but instead we should be giving everything to Christ... We lack a fighting spirit. A saint needs a willingness to fight the good fight, especially when the spiritual battle is hardest.. Fr. Mike makes it abundantly clear that the only thing preventing us from sainthood is ourselves, because God’s grace is enough.
By Jonah McKeown, CNA - In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the United States, an attorney will represent the estate of an aborted child, after the father filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the six-week old fetus... Court documents allege that a then-16-year-old Alabama woman obtained a medication abortion in February 2017, despite the protestations of her boyfriend, who says he is the father of the child... The man subsequently sued the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville last month, saying that he had wanted to keep the child.
By Roger Helle, Patriot Post - We all remember President Barack Obama’s first meeting with Republican leaders after his election. He stated, “Elections have consequences. I won!” We all know how well that worked. Americans elected someone to unite us but we got a divider. Well, elections do have consequences and the Republican Party can take much of the blame for losing the House this past election.