By CNA/EWTN News, National Catholic Register - Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout the world will join in a 24-hour Rosary initiative Friday to intercede for and honor the priestly vocation… “It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry,” World Priest, which organizes the event, said in a statement… “Each of the participating shrines in 50-plus countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half-hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests…
By Louis DeBroux, The Patriot Post - One thing is certain: In the wake of recent school mass murders, interest in homeschooling has skyrocketed. Louisiana alone has seen a 50% increase since 2011, and in Texas, homeschoolers now outnumber private schoolers... The “why” is multi-faceted. Safety is near the top of the list… Others cite the prevalence of drugs or a system openly hostile to Christianity. More and more parents are unwilling to continue tolerating schools undermining the values they teach at home….
By Sean Morrisroe, Catholic Stand - This was the first time I attended an ordination. I did not know what to expect... After the ceremony was over, all two and half hours, the consensus between my wife, daughter, and son was the same. We loved it. We were all filled with joy and were glad we participated in the ceremony and gave moral support to the new priests. My son said, enthusiastically, “That was the best Mass I ever went to!” The incense, the choir singing in Latin, the organ, the ancient rituals, and watching a new generation of men taking the mantle to carry the message of Christ lifted us and gave us hope.
By Star Parker, The Patriot Post - As we churn through primary season, laying the framework for November’s elections, we’re seeing the emergence of a new face of the Democratic Party — more progressive, more left wing... The Democratic Party is delivering more candidates around the nation like Stacey Abrams, recently nominated for governor in Georgia. She’s unabashedly boilerplate, in-your-face, hard left. Pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT rights.