By Gayle Somers, Catholic Exchange - Jesus takes His closest friends up a mountain to pray, an action packed with meaning for Jews. Why?.. The meaning of today’s Gospel reading is greatly enriched if we understand the context in which it appears, both within Matthew’s Gospel and the larger story of salvation history. Time spent on this will bear good fruit.
By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia - St. Katharine Drexel was a pioneer in many ways. After seeing the plight of the Native Americans, she founded a religious order that she hoped could help relieve the suffering of the poor and vulnerable minorities of the country... In 1922 the KKK started to target Mother Katharine and her work. The sisters rec'd a letter that “‘threatened to tar and feather the white pastor at one of Drexel’s schools and bomb his church’ in Beaumont, Texas.”
By Complicit Clergy by Staff - On Wednesday, March 1, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland over the Department of Justice (DOJ) apparent “anti-Catholic bias.”... Senator Hawley, who is not even Catholic, put to shame the cowardice response of the USCCB to two incidents involving apparent FBI bias against Catholics... “Not a single U.S. Bishop exhibited the zeal shown by Senator Hawley during his inquiry of Merrick Garland,” said Michael Hichborn...
By David Gordon, Church Militant - Scripture is replete with "difficult" verses — texts that are tricky to understand or that might even seem, at first blush, to undermine well-established doctrine. Saint Augustine, for example, believed this opacity is providential, that it's designed to draw us more intimately into the divine mysteries. But it can still be frustrating, even panic inducing, to e