January 30, 2015 3:12 PM Conscientious objection to vaccinations By Phil Lawler
Following an outbreak of measles that was traced back to Disneyland, public-health authorities are ramping up their campaign to persuade all American parents that their children should be vaccinated. This campaign places pressure on some...
January 19, 2015 7:12 PM Christ freed us from our sins! But this is not enough. Really. By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I have known a number of Catholics who were able to speak very eloquently about the forgiveness of our sins and our freedom in Christ. They had a knack for helping others realize how much God loved them, so that they could be unburdened...
January 30, 2015 Can Islam confront its problem with violence? By Phil Lawler
Is Islam truly a religion of peace? The president of Egypt apparently doesn’t think so. Writing in Crisis, William Kilpatrick calls attention to a speech in which the Egyptian leader, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, called upon his country’s...
January 30, 2015 The Human Mix of Good and Evil
It never ceases to amaze me how prone we men and women are to mix good with evil. We find it so hard to get things exactly right! Much of our commentary this week seems to address this mix. For example, Phil Lawler reflects on our...
- Canadian court backs Christian law school in homosexuality dispute
- Pope speaks of 'deep sadness' over suffering of Christians in Iraq, Syria
- Carmelite priest to preach Lenten retreat for Pope, Curia
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- Vatican document critical of cosmetic surgery
- Christian school attacked in Pakistan
- Vatican conference addresses evangelization in Europe
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Ordinary Time: January 31st
St. John Bosco was the founder of the Salesian Society, named in honor of St. Francis de Sales, and of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. His lifework was the welfare of young boys and girls, hence his title, "Apostle of Youth."... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
January 23, 2015 Receiving Holy Communion Under Special Circumstances: Continuing the Conversation By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Earlier this month I wrote about how formation and catechizing our children can go beyond the simple Q&A catechism and continues, especially in special needs for receiving the Eucharist. (See Baptism Begins a Continuing Catechesis:...
January 29, 2015 On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ By Dr. Jeff Mirus
When I was a brash young graduate student in the very early 1970s, Professor Lawrence Stone tried to teach me that the English Revolution and civil war were essentially caused by social and demographic factors, and that the previous...