By John Horvat II, Return to Order - An economy-centered vision of society holds that plentiful jobs automatically lead to happiness. Give everyone a good job, they claim, and it will increase the person’s self-respect. Everything else will be fine... Thus, Americans should be happy. But they are not. In fact, people are more dissatisfied with their lives now than they were in 2009 immediately after the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Clearly something is wrong with the jobs-equal-happiness equation.
By Matt Walsh, Daily Wire - There will be no resurgence of faith in America until there is a resurgence of courage among the faithful. We cannot expect God to bail us out here. I do not think He is going to rescue our culture from total self-destruction by means of a miracle. He could intervene in that way, but as long as we continue being cowards, the gains made by Divine intervention would just be lost all over again. No, only courageous Christians can have a truly Christian culture. Only they can maintain it and defend it. And only they deserve it.
By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews - The pro-life healthcare sharing ministry operating in unity with Catholic teaching will now pay for natural fertility healthcare and sterilization reversals for its members, it was announced on the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae…. "Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul was emphatic about the need to defend every life at its beginning and to maintain the unitive and procreative integrity of the marital act,” said Bradley Hahn, CEO of Solidarity HealthShare.
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Catholic Register - By the summer of 1968, the world had already embraced contraception as a positive social development, the Protestant world had made its peace with it, and many Catholics — from couples in the pew to cardinals — expected that Pope Paul VI would accommodate himself to the sexual revolution, the sine qua non of which was easy contraception… So when Blessed — soon-to-be saint — Paul VI taught that what had been traditionally taught as true remained true, it was, quite simply, an outrage. The dissent was early, organized and formidable.