By Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Integrated Catholic Life - The Ascension is about Jesus’s triumph and glorification. If we get our attention off ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit’s love of the Son to animate our souls, we’ll experience greater joy than when we see our child hit a home run or graduate from college... the Ascension is not just about charity. It is also a feast of hope. Yes, there is something in it for us.
By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant - What's happening today, however, is that people are paying government entities to do the charitable works for them... Democrats claim taxes must be raised so that those who have can pay for the have-nots... But it isn't charity if it's mandated by the government, meaning that paying taxes is not an act of charity. That's just one aspect of the Marxist takeover of Western civilization.
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News - One could imagine Deepak Chopra feeling quite at home in the sessions of the German “Synodal Path.” And while Chopra was not invited to speak about doctrinal or moral matters in his Vatican conversation with Dr. Oz, his presence in Rome might suggest why there are few in Germany who neither are amazed nor afraid.
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International - “In the proclamation of this Gospel, we must not fear hostility or unpopularity, and we must refuse any compromise or ambiguity which might conform us to the world’s way of thinking (cf. Rom 12:2). We must be in the world but not of the world (cf. Jn 15:19; 17:16), drawing our strength from Christ, who by his Death and Resurrection has overcome the world (cf. Jn 16:33).”