By A. James Gregor, Crisis Magazine - Some elements of our national culture, in education and entertainment, have never made a secret of their preference for what they consider “Marxism.” The Christian community, itself, has long endured manifestations of the same disposition in “liberation theology,” and its likes.
By Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register - “My dad was very much the spiritual leader of our family,” recalled Father Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s of Pine Bluff Church in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and founder of the website RomanCatholicMan.com. What dad Walter “represented for us kids — I’m third of seven children — is all of us got to Mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation, and we were active in our parishes helping out. That was instilled in us early on.”
By Staff Reporter, Catholic Herald - 'When the state tries to intervene on our religious freedom, undermine the essence of what it means to be a Catholic, we will resist'... South Australian priests have said that they would rather go to jail than break the seal of the confessional to report child abuse... South Australia has passed laws extending mandatory reporting to priests notified of paedophilic actions, even if it would require them to break the seal of confession.
By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews - U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said on the day of the five anti-Israel votes… “The United States continues to evaluate our membership in the Human Rights Council…Our patience is not unlimited.”… Since the council’s creation 12 years ago, it has held just 28 special sessions. Of those, Israel has been targeted more than any other country – eight times (28.5 percent of the total)… Meanwhile human rights abuses in North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Russia, China and elsewhere have received no special session attention.