Aleteia - Study after study has shown that regular parent-child interaction is crucial for a child’s growth and healthy development. Smartphones, texting, Facebook, and Instagram may provide the illusion of connection. But in reality, this hyper-interconnectedness actually fragments the family and often cuts into integral bonding time... A comprehensive study of how U.S. children spend their time revealed that they spent only four minutes per day, outside of mealtimes, talking with a parent.
By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing - I am astonished at this lack of appreciation for the importance of conscience. Don’t these people realize that the right to obey one’s conscience is a fundamental human right, perhaps the most fundamental of all? These are the same people who think that abortion is a fundamental human right. And they think that sodomy is a fundamental human right. But they don’t think there is a fundamental human right to obey one’s honest conscience? Astounding. What kind of world are we living in?
By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., ChurchMilitant - Speaking at Fordham University in 2017, Fr. James Martin said, "LGBT Catholics are more centered educated and experienced than some of the Church leaders to whom they're talking.".. Homosexualist priest, Fr. James Martin will be speaking at the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin…. The American Jesuit, who's working nonstop for the normalization of homosexuality, will be addressing more than 30,000 people at the week-long event scheduled for August… (the Irish) voted to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015 and to legalize abortion this year while Irish bishops offered a weak response.
By Dan Hitchens, Catholic Herald - The number of seminarians has fallen amid what a Vatican document calls a “crisis of vocations”… Between 2012 and 2016, the number of men in seminary training for the priesthood fell by nearly 4,000, to 116,160… The decline has been especially concentrated in the Americas and Europe. In Africa seminary numbers have steadily increased, with Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania and Madagascar (an outlier with a 66 per cent rise) providing an especially large number of future priests.