By Michael P. Foley, Catholic Education Resource Center - Our Lord could have easily humiliated His foes the way Achilles did Hector, but He chose instead to be humiliated by them, a move that took real courage… Christ's manliness transformed man's understanding of manhood, and it is this transformation that, through the development and mediation of the Catholic Church, became a new Western ideal.
By Frank Weathers, Patheos - I’m not saying it’s perfect, but it is worth sharing... It would be neat, for example, if the Holy Thursday description noted that the Messiah, the new Moses, institutes the New Passover Feast, the Eucharist, so we can be led out of bondage (this world) by him into the new promised land (the new heaven and earth), but who am I to criticize?
By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow - The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women has been meeting this week at its headquarters in New York City to come up with a new document that social conservatives hope will eventually be dumped... Sharon Slater of Family Watch International pointed out that negotiations centered on several topics – only one of which is “safe abortions” … an oxymoron used to advance abortion... “There are six references to sexual and reproductive health – or ‘rights,’”
By Arthur Goldberg, MercatorNet - Catholic schools initially resisted the secularization movement, but in 1967 a group of Catholic educators issued what has become known as the Land O’Lakes statement, asserting institutional autonomy and academic freedom “in the face of authority of every kind.” Shortly after this meeting, several Catholic colleges removed from their governing boards the majorities of priests, nuns, and members of religious orders....