By Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., Catholic Exchange - The Catholic tradition speaks of “Seven Deadly Sins.” One of the sneakiest and deadliest is often overlooked, which is exactly why it is sneaky and deadly. It is called “sloth” or spiritual laziness. The symptoms? The sloth perceives the kingdom of God to be boring and so can find no energy to pursue it.
By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine - Obama’s rules required people to pay for abortifacients. Obamacare’s requirement for employers to pay for “birth control” lumped real contraceptives and abortifacients together. A number of “contraceptives” actually do not just prevent conception but, in fact, also cause the conceived embryo to die
By Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register - Our Lady had promised in July saying, in October I will tell you who I am and what I want. I will then perform a miracle so that all may believe… I want a chapel built here in my honor… Then Our Lady followed with her constant monthly instruction, I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day… I am the Lady of the Rosary..
By Fr. Richard Heilman - It was Mary’s final appearance, on Oct. 13, 1917 (exactly 33 years, to the day, after Pope Leo XIII’s vision), that became the most famous. An estimated 70,000 people were in attendance at the site, anticipating the Virgin’s final visit and with many fully expecting that she would work a great miracle. As everyone gazed upward, and saw that a silvery disc had emerged from behind clouds....