July 30, 2015 2:58 PM The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy By Dr. Jeff Mirus
There is a three-year-old in the house these days, as my oldest son and his family are visiting. Today young Jeffrey got to play on the red caboose which is displayed on the pavilion grounds in our town. This prompted a discussion of the...
July 28, 2015 3:23 PM New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales By Phil Lawler
Today’s New York Times report on the sale of fetal tissue is the journalistic equivalent of a diet pill: a “news” story designed not to satisfy, but to suppress, the reader’s appetite for information. Let’s start with the photo at...
July 30, 2015 Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? By Phil Lawler
If you’re appalled by the revelations about the sale of fetal tissues-- and how could you not be—pause for a moment and think on this passage from a New York Times op-ed defending the ghoulish traffic: Fetal cells extracted from the...
July 28, 2015 Suffering Christians
The news over the past few days has been very grim. Today a third undercover video has provided more evidence of procurement and sale of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood. But some major news outlets are framing their coverage to...
- Damaging new video exposes Planned Parenthood trade in fetal organs; California court restricts further releases
- 29 dead in attacks on Christian villages in Nigeria
- Kenyan bishops
- Avoid controversial issues in drafting development goals, Holy See tells UN
- Patriarch: pray for Iraq's Christians on August 7
- Thailand cracks down on surrogacy
- Cincinnati's Archbishp Schnurr urges citizen action to defund Planned Parenthood
- See more headlines! (News homepage)
Ordinary Time: July 30th
St. Peter Chrysologus ("the man of golden speech") earned the title of Doctor of the Church for his eloquent sermons, of which some two hundred remain. Made Archbishop of Ravenna by miraculous intervention of St. Peter in 433, he rooted... More
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July 24, 2015 On Pilgrimage with St. James the Greater By Jennifer Gregory Miller
July 25 is the feast of St. James the Greater, apostle. St. James the Greater was one of the twelve Apostles, but had a special relationship with Jesus. How many times do we hear of the threesome, Peter James, John? They...
July 29, 2015 Church Fathers: St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Part II By Thomas Van
The previous article introduced the figure of St. Irenaeus of Lyons, “father of Catholic theology,” and gave an overview of his surviving texts, most notably the five-volume work known as Against Heresies. We examined the...