By Ed Condon, Catholic Herald - For all the fanfare surrounding new Vatican departments and commissions aimed at cleaning up the curia, the corruption seems, if anything, worse than ever.. (his) aversion to the formal way of doing things is personal as much as structural: five years into his reign, Pope Francis is still suspicious of – and reportedly even downright hostile towards – many of the curial rank and file whom he suspects of not being supportive of him
By Mother Angelica, Catholic Exchange - Yes, Jesus will bear fruit in you if you cooperate with His Grace. Grace comes with repentance, Confession, Communion, prayer, Sacraments, Scripture, Good Works — love, faith and hope... We are only earthenware jars that hold this treasure, to make it clear that such an overwhelming power comes from God and not from us. (2 Cor. 4:7)
BY KRISTAN HAWKINS, LIFENEWS - History seems prepared to repeat itself as undocumented, pregnant teenagers are caught in the web of abortion advocates looking for a new “right.” In October 2017, a pregnant, illegal immigrant teenager, with the help of the ACLU, sought an abortion in the United States.
Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - In this week’s video from Fr. Mike, he discusses why confessing the same sins over and over isn’t entirely a bad thing. He also offers some ways we can make our confessions more effective in helping us avoid those same sins in the future. The practice of naming, confessing, and renouncing our sins in Jesus’ name before, during, or after confession is one suggestion....