By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews - The U.S. Senate last week voted to prohibit federal funding of beer-serving robots for the U.S. military, while permitting federal funding of Planned Parenthood and research that uses organs taken from aborted babies.
By Rev. Patrick J. McHugh, EWTN News - What happens after death--the Judgment--is in a certain sense previewed and acted out in an obscure symbolic way in things that happen now. To put this in another way: every day we experience "judgments," only we do not call them that; nor do we realize that that is what they are: judgments on the way we act and think and like… This is the first way to try to understand the judgment. The Lord has made the world in such a way that we always get what we choose . . . ultimately.
By Todd R. Flanders, First Things - What is said today about ‘fear’ of the Lord in Biblical language is true,” Father Ernest Fortin told his graduate students at Boston College. “It does bear the meanings ‘awe’ and ‘reverence.’ We shouldn’t forget, though, that the word also means fear.” This was the mid-nineties, when John Paul II’s Veritatis Splendor had recently re-presented the Church’s teaching on moral law. There are “intrinsically evil acts” that “radically contradict the good of the person made in his image,” wrote the pope. “They are [evil] always and per se.”
By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News - Catholics who are demoralized, angered or scandalized by revelations about sex abuse must feel free to talk to clergy and other Catholics, and other Catholics must reach out to them, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh has said... “I would invite those who are wavering to be open about their concerns — their anger, their frustration, their questions — so that someone can respond to them,” Father Nicholas Vaskov, executive director of communications for the Pittsburgh Diocese, told CNA.