By Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Exchange - Then there comes from them the answer that the Church demands from every loving pair at her altar: “We will give the bond of our eternal salvation. We will seal it with our belief that the promise we make to one another is a promise made to God Himself, and if we are disloyal one to another, we shall forfeit the most precious thing in all the world — namely, our immortal souls.”
By Jim Tonkowich, The Stream - It seems to me that if Christians do not step up to the challenge, no one else will. Our relational bonds are far deeper than secret handshakes, odd hats and mysterious rites. We belong to each other because we belong to Jesus. We are His Body and that association means everything, not only in the here and now, but for eternity.
By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream - Our times are marked by lies. Forget the flights into space, the self-driving cars, the robots, the computers in our hands, the crypto currency and the blockchain. Forget every other stunning achievement we may be witnessing. If mankind survives another century, this era will be most remembered for the staggering audacity and lunacy of our lies.
By Elle Reynolds, First Things - “A boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio, related to an incident that day at that school,” according to Smith’s attorney... But instead of receiving national outrage... the alleged incident was reportedly covered up by the Loudoun County School Board.. board members insisted they didn’t know of any such assaults. After showing up to a school board meeting in protest, Smith was arrested and smeared as a “domestic terrorist.”