By Sean Fitzpatrick, Catholic Education Resource Center - Everyone expects that everything will be picturesque, nice, and most importantly, safe. For reality is far too dangerous, far too harsh a thing, and children must be protected from it at all costs. Real stories for real boys, however, refuse to deliver saccharine platitudes. These books are composed of the uncanny, unforeseeable, and unimaginable.
By The Stream - Rev. Graham did not go without leaving one final lesson. On his 96th birthday in 2015, he released what is called “Billy Graham’s Last Message to America & the World.”.. His message: Grasp the truth of the Cross. “We deserve the Cross. We deserve hell. We deserve judgement and all that means.” Yet Jesus Christ took that torture upon himself. Took all our sin. This is how much God loves us.
By Gerard Bradley, CNSNews - As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s prophetic affirmation (in Humanae vitae) of the Church’s perennial teaching that contraception is always morally wrong, it is perhaps fitting that contraception, notwithstanding its widespread acceptance even among Catholics, is much in the news.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - Pride is a sin that is so pervasive, runs so deep within us, that we often don’t even sense it is there. Not only is it a sinful drive in itself, it also plays a role in every other sin we commit. Pride is the sin we most share with Satan and the fallen angels. Satan refused to serve God or to submit to His plan; these are strong tendencies in every human person as well.