By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews - In his intervention last week at the Vatican Synod on Young People, Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, reminded bishops that the teaching of the Catholic Church on homosexuality and other moral issues is very clear, but said a “lack of clarity” often comes from pastors who water it down in an attempt to attract young people to the Church.
By Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik, Catholic Exchange - The life of the Holy Family at Nazareth was a hidden life of prayer and work. Their whole day’s work was done for God alone, because prayer, simple and sublime, filled it completely. A charming simplicity dominated each of their domestic duties. Their disposition was always serene, because the thought of God absorbed them. Their hearts were in their home, and hence they could not be carried away on the stream of the world.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - DCA college student who watched the new “Gosnell” movie said she became pro-life because of the film… Kathy Zhu, a student at the University of Central Florida, has a huge following on social media… On Sunday, she promoted “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” to her nearly 50,000 Twitter followers… “Yesterday, I was pro-choice. I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives,” she wrote. “Today, I’m pro-life.”
By Thomas D. Williams, PhD., Breitbart - Cardinal Raymond Burke told The Australian Sunday that the Catholic cardinals will have a hard time voting in the next papal conclave because they have had little contact and do not know each other very well…. The College of Cardinals is “in a very bad way”… Despite the vital role of the college in advising the pope and electing his successor, Pope Francis has not convened a meeting of cardinals for four years… Of the 124 current cardinals eligible to vote in the next papal conclave, 59 were created by Francis and few of those created under earlier pontificates know the newer cardinals…