By Justin McClain, Catholic Exchange - Many have a lack of a grounding in any religious tradition. Very frequently, they do not have a deep reference to a tradition. Consequently, they are looking for principles, for a certain groundedness – what is intellectually sensible and realistic. They are looking for practices to find a path to God. There is much an individualism of our age, but many are trying to find God with others in a collective form.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - Sociologists and anthropologists have described the stages of the rise and fall of the world’s great civilizations. Scottish philosopher Alexander Tyler of the University of Edinburg noted eight stages that articulate well what history has demonstrated. I first encountered these stages in Ted Flynn’s book The Great Transformation
By Victor Gaetan, National Catholic Register - Another historical factor that fuels national respect for Catholicism — and converts — was the Church’s role in promoting democracy, especially against military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s… The Catholic Priests’ Association for Justice (CPAJ), founded in 1974, was one organization determined to confront a series of regimes accused of corruption and abuse of power.
By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews - A close friend of Saint John Paul II has affirmed that the late pope, revealed to have been a mystic, told him that Europe would be invaded by Islam… ‘Tell this to those whom you will meet in the Church of the third millennium. I see the Church afflicted by a deadly scourge. Deeper, more painful and more deadly than those of this millennium’, referring to … communism and Nazi totalitarianism. ‘It’s called islamism….