By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News - Give up defeatism… You know the sort of thing I mean. “Western Civilization is collapsing. The Church is collapsing. Everyone is corrupt. I can’t trust anyone.” Even worse, the defeatist thought pattern leads to the defeatist behavior pattern: “Nothing can be done. So I will do nothing.”.. Sorry. No-go. None of us has the right to excuse ourselves from constructive action.
By Rachel Alexander, a senior editor, The Stream - Democratic activists carried out a secret project last year they called “Project Birmingham.” Emulating the Russians’ disinformation campaign, they directed the Twitter and Facebook campaign at embattled conservative Republican Roy Moore. He ended up losing by a slim margin. Doug Jones became the first Democratic senator elected in Alabama in 25 years. He won by only 21,924 votes out of about 1.35 million cast.
By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, known of late as one of the four cardinals to sign the famous “dubia” to Pope Francis, is facing sharp criticism after linking the Church’s sex abuse crisis to the problem of homosexuality in the priesthood... The cardinal told Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) on January 4 that “80% of the abuse cases in the ecclesial environment involved male adolescents, not children.” It is “statistically proven,” he said, that there exists a link between abuse and homosexuality.
By Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap, Crisis Magazine - Anyone who has followed the Catholic news media for the past 50 years knows that the problems with accepting the Church teachings on human sexuality began with the dissent from Paul VI’s 1968 teachings on Humanae Vitae. Catholic theologians teaching at Catholic universities throughout the world dissented from the Church’s teaching that contraception is evil. Various Catholic magazines and newspapers promoted the argument of these theologians to relax the Church’s teachings on human sexuality.