By Betty Parquette, Catholic Stand - Asking them if it would be okay if I prayed with their mom they said, “Oh please…we don’t know what to pray!” Taking my neighbor’s hand, I began to pray the chaplet. By the last decade, her breath had come slower and as I prayed the last bead, the exact moment of the ‘amen’, she peacefully died. As I gave up my place next to her for the daughters and stepped aside, I looked up at the clock. It was 3:10 pm. I had started the chaplet at three, the hour of mercy.
By Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Integrated Catholic Life - It’s not politically incorrect to believe in God. Just so long as you acknowledge that all are God’s children, and that there are many, equally honorable paths to the Most High. After all, that’s only fair. How conceited it would be to claim that your way is the only way?
By Matthew Schmitz, First Things - According to the organizers, this display of papal vestments and various tasteless, indecent, and blasphemous fashion items is meant to illustrate “the Catholic imagination.”... What the sacramental imagination should mean, first of all, is actual belief in the sacraments: Marriage is indissoluble and ordained by God; Christ is present in the Eucharist and must be revered… The Catholic imagination only really exists where it expresses, affirms, conforms to sacramental reality and dogmatic truth…
By Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, The Catholic Thing - A Pastoral Appeal by priests to the bishops of the world was published last week. The signers urgently request help in ending a false understanding of Christian life that has harmed the clergy and laity for fifty years. The remedy they seek is that bishops exercise their apostolic office through a formal reaffirmation of the Gospel, which refutes the long-standing errors.