By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews - The Christmas shopping season is off to the races, with retailers aggressively vying for attention and money. Unbeknownst to unsuspecting holiday shoppers, many corporations with familiar names contribute a portion of each sale to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign, and other leftist organizations and causes.
By Dr. Andrew Swafford, Ascension Presents - I’m finishing up a course on Christian Morality, and it dawned on me that there are a few powerful first principles guiding and governing the Christian moral outlook—such that if one steadfastly latches on to these, many otherwise controverted topics fall neatly into place… These three are: the importance of virtue, the inviolable dignity of every human life (and in connection here, man’s nature as a body-soul unity), and the normativity of the natural order as the embodiment of divine wisdom…
By Msgr. Charles Pope - As we look toward Christmas and ponder the incarnation, we ought to remember that so profound was truth of the incarnation that the early Church fell to her knees at these words: “and He was incarnate by the Holy Spirit, from the virgin Mary, and became man.” This act of falling to one’s knees at these words is still practiced in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite; in the ordinary form, we are asked to bow.
By J. D. Flynn, Catholic World Report - The past six months have proven difficult. The Church faces a crisis that does not need ongoing enumeration. But it is a crisis in which sincerity has come into question, in which trust has been eroded, and in which many Catholics are no longer certain who they can believe, and what they can trust.