By Franciscan Media - The “apostle of the north” (Scandinavia) had enough frustrations to become a saint—and he did. He became a Benedictine at Corbie, France, where he had been educated. Three years later, when the king of Denmark became a convert, Ansgar went to that country for three years of missionary work, without noticeable success. ....
By Tim Jackson, LifeSiteNews - “How do we deal with the homosexuality of priests?” he asked. “Not everyone is forced to declare [to others] their own sexual inclination, whether he is heterosexual or homosexual. He must decide that [whether to declare it] for himself.”... “But if he does [declare it], then that is to be respected and then this is not a restriction on his ability of becoming a priest,” Marx continued. “That is my position and we have to stand up for it.”
By Elizabeth A. Mitchell, The Catholic Thing - There is a social phenomenon known as the “spiral of silence.” This spiral is based upon fear, fear of being set apart or ostracized for our views, fear that causes us to remain silent instead of voicing our convictions. We remain silent out of insecurity or a mistaken belief that no one shares our viewpoint, thus enabling the “spiral” of silence... In this vacuum of silence, however, a counter-narrative takes the megaphone. The louder, bolder voice dictates the rules and the agenda.
By Sean Moran, Breitbart - Breitbart News senior contributor and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer’s latest investigative exposé, Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, reveals how 23 former U.S. senators and congressman have lobbied for Chinese military or intelligence-linked companies after leaving office.