By Dan Byron, Catholic Stand - we should spend far more time and attention in seeking out the goal which is before us, that is, eternal joy found in the beatific vision. We need to “keep our eyes on the prize” while still being attentive to the things which surround us. Looking ahead gives the opportunity to see curves in the road, hay bales which have fallen off of trucks, traffic slowdown issues, and warning signs, billboards, etc.
By Cheryl Hernández, Seton Home Study School - St. Josemaría Escrivá… calls this moment the “Heroic Minute”. He explains that when the alarm goes off, it is “Time to get up, on the dot! Without hesitation, a supernatural thought and …up! The heroic minute; here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does not weaken your body.”
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - The annual (CCHD) collection prompts an annual controversy, in which critics of the CCHD point to the grants that the program has made to organizations that promote anti-Catholic causes. The bishops who supervise the CCHD either ignore or deny these charges. But the evidence keeps mounting… The funds donated to the Thanksgiving collection are typically steered toward community organizers—often disciples of Saul Alinsky
By Brian Fraga, National Catholic Register - Two federal courts will soon hear preliminary arguments in lawsuits filed by states that are challenging the Trump administration’s religious and moral exemptions from the federal government’s contraceptive mandate... Led by the attorneys general of California and Pennsylvania, the legal challenges argue that the administration is illegally limiting women’s access to birth control.....