By Emilie Cochran.CNSNews - Socialism, a leftwing ideology that calls for government ownership and control of the economy and civil society violates at least three of the Ten Commandments, said Ben Shapiro… “Socialism violates three of the Ten Commandments… Idolatry, because you’re not supposed to worship government, you’re supposed to worship God.”.. “It violates the prescription against theft, because socialism is indeed theft even if you vote for the theft.”… “And it violates the prescription against jealousy -- you’re not supposed to envy your neighbor, you’re not supposed to covet your neighbor’s property,” said Shapiro. “That’s what socialism is about.”
By Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, The Catholic Thing - Many people write asking: What are we supposed to do amidst all the turmoil in the Church and the world at the moment? Fr. Vaverek provides a no-nonsense, bracing answer below. Please also look at this homily by Fr. John C. DeCelles, one of the best responses we’ve seen to the McCarrick case and the several problems it has raised for people in the pews. – Robert Royal
By Fr. Mike Schmitz , Ascension Presents - If you feel like you’re up life’s creek without a clear vocation, it's important to remember that there's only one goal worth pursuing, and that is to become a saint. But how do we do that? Fr. Mike lays out some straightforward guidelines on how to get there. Living virtuously, praying more, and actually making a decision when the time comes are some pieces of advice he offers to those who are struggling to find their calling in life.
By Msgr. Charles Pope • August 3, 2018 - I have concerns that the reactions I have seen in the Catholic “blogosphere” have been too extreme. There are accusations of error, heresy, violations of Natural Law, and unauthorized changes to an unchangeable doctrine. There are calls to resist the Pope, to reject the teaching, and even to bring charges of heresy... I think we need to be careful, slow down, and look more carefully at the wording. While I understand that there are legitimate concerns, I hope for a more respectful discussion among Catholics than I am currently seeing, at least here in the U.S.