By Kevin Burke, The Stream - Mothers and fathers who come to regret their abortions have a need to share their stories. To develop a spiritual connection with their unborn children. But our society makes this difficult to do. The memories and feelings can remain trapped in the upside down world of Forbidden Grief.
By Chaz Muth, Catholic Herald - Gregorian chant was standard in the Mass in the 1950s, but fell out of favour after the Second Vatican Council, when the traditional Latin Mass was changed to the dominant language of each country… Though it has regained popularity in the past few decades, the chant is not the principal music in most U.S. Catholic parishes, McDonnell told Catholic News Service.
Daily Signal - An open letter to President Donald J. Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan... As you meet this weekend at Camp David to plan your 2018 legislative agenda, we strongly recommend that you keep health care as a top priority... We applaud your success in repealing one of the most despised parts of Obamacare—the individual mandate fines—but millions of Americans are still suffering under the many other provisions of the 2010 health overhaul that remain on the books.
By Jeffrey Stevens, Catholic Stand - I think as Catholics, it’s easy to become so caught up in the words of the saints that we find ourselves lacking in intimacy when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. We spend weeks, months, even years of our lives memorizing the prayers of the Church’s past. When we’re not careful about this, it’s easy to forget telling Jesus what it is that’s really in our heart.