By Lizzy Joslyn, CNA - While the nation’s largest beauty pageant is proudly covering up in the name of women’s empowerment, Americans increasingly believe pornography to be morally acceptable — a trend that one Catholic commentator finds to be incoherent... “On one hand, it seems like the media wants to say ‘yes, you shouldn’t treat people just according to their bodies,’ and on the other hand, they seem to be saying ‘it’s actually a very liberating thing if you want it to be a liberating thing,’” said Matt Fradd....
By Allison Low, Catholic Stand - It struck me that, although I had heard these names hundreds if not thousands of times in the Mass over the years, I did not know much about their significance or even who some of them were. This moved me to spend some time studying the lives of these holy Saints whom the Church holds so prominently in her life, to the point of inserting them into the heart of the Mass itself.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - A man once refused to take sides in the critical and disputed matters of his day, nobly declaring that he was tolerant of all views. Taking his seat on the fence he congratulated himself for his openness; others did too. One day the devil came and said to him, “Come along now, you’re with me.” The man protested, “I don’t belong to you. I’m on the fence!” The devil simply replied: “Oh, but you do belong to me. You see, I own the fence.”
By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine - Despite the overwhelming evidence that the presence of fathers in intact families pays incalculable social dividends in terms of future generations and the communities in which they live, fatherhood as such is increasingly marginalized by culture-makers... Case-in-point: I spent time the last two weekends watching the remake of Lost in Space. The original sci-fi series ran during my childhood, from 1965-68. Dr. John Robinson was the leader of his family as it journeyed out into space. Major Don West was a loyal and self-sacrificing family friend.