May 20, 2015 5:08 PM Modeling King David’s awareness of God By Dr. Jeff Mirus
The fascinating Second Book of Samuel tells of the rise of the monarchy in Israel, transitioning from the period of the judges, including Samuel, to King Saul and King David, who establishes the line of Christ. Both spiritual and...
May 19, 2015 5:59 PM Ireland on the brink: the referendum will be a test of tolerance By Phil Lawler
On Friday, if the polls are right, Ireland—once a staunchly Catholic nation—will become the first country in the world to ratify same-sex marriage by a popular vote. To be sure, the polls show a late surge of opposition....
May 22, 2015 Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I need your help to meet a $25,400 challenge grant over the next four days. As of 10:30 am EST on May 23nd, we have just over $1,800 left to match by Pentecost, May 24th. If we are successful, the total benefit to our mission will be over...
May 22, 2015 What's wrong with these pictures?
It seems that this is my day to notice that things are not as they ought to be! For example, there is the almost unthinkable referendum on gay marriage in once-Catholic Ireland. As Phil Lawler points out, this puts Ireland on the...
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- Dublin archbishop weighs in on marriage referendum
- Defeat for Priests for Life in HHS mandate case
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Easter: May 24th
"And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there... More
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May 22, 2015 Pentecost with Mary, Queen of Apostles By Jennifer Gregory Miller
More often then not, the close of the Easter season with the feast of Pentecost falls during the month of May, which is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We do not need to exclude one for the other, but in actuality honoring Our Lady...
May 19, 2015 The Coup at the (Catholic) U By Dr. Jeff Mirus
It was a remarkable thing even for the 1960s—the takeover of the Catholic University of America by its heterodox Department of Theology. I am referring, of course, to the wholesale defiance of episcopal oversight as soon as the...