By Deacon Greg Lambert, Catholic Stand - Discipleship, which has no franchise fees or operating expenses, only requires old-fashioned “sweat equity” and time. Hours, days and weeks, once extremely scarce, are now available to serve God and neighbor in these latter years. The irony of time becoming more available as physical and mental ability lessens is, on the surface, troublesome....
By Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine - The disturbing decades-long decline in church rolls along with the growth of the “nones” and rise of the “dones” has led me to believe that the most urgent business of the Church is not the evangelization of the lost, as important as that is, but the re-evangelization of the “saved.” Why so?
By Christine Rousselle, CNA/EWTN News - The U.S. State Department has removed the term “reproductive rights” from its annual human rights report, drawing praise from pro-life leaders who say that the phrase had become a thinly veiled reference to abortion... “‘Reproductive rights’ has long been a euphemism for destroying human life in the womb,” said Lila Rose, founder and president of the pro-life group Live Action.
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Catholic Register - Faithful Catholics are beginning to realize it’s not their imagination. Pope Francis has led them on a journey from joy to unease to alarm and even a sense of betrayal. They can no longer pretend that he represents merely a change of emphasis in papal teaching. Assessing the confusion sown by this pontificate, Lost Shepherd explains what’s at stake, what’s not at stake, and how loyal believers should respond.