Aleteia, Philip Kosloski: St. Padre Pio loved Christmas. He held a special devotion to the Baby Jesus ever since he was a child. According to Capuchin priest Fr. Joseph Mary Elder, “At his home in Pietrelcina, he prepared the crib himself. … Continue reading
Return to Order, John Horvath II: The War on Christmas is very real. Everyone has seen the massive attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. There are sparkle trees, X-mas cards and Happy Holidays. Major retailers jumped on the bandwagon and … Continue reading
Now wait a minute you naysayers. There ARE guidelines. CNA, Ed Condon:, The guidelines state that baptism is the “natural liturgical context for recognizing and celebrating [a transgendered person’s] identity in Christ and God’s love for them” and encourages ministers to … Continue reading
CNA, Mary Rezac:This year, for Father Esequiel Sanchez, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe brings up terrifying memories – and a huge reason to be thankful. Sanchez was one of 103 passengers aboard Aeromexico Flight 2431, which crashed … Continue reading
News With Views, Cliff Kincaid: Citizen journalist David Risselada has written a book, Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest, in which he explains how so many are being led astray by what passes for the “conservative media.” Consider the case … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant, Stephen Wynne: An African prelate is warning his people that it’s better to starve than to embrace homosexuality. In an appeal to Tanzanian lawmakers last month, Cdl. Polycarp Pengo of Dar es Salaam lashed out at Western aid programs that force poor … Continue reading
There could be war over this. We shall see. Hundreds of GP doctors and nurses protest. What will Catholic hospitals do? LifeNews, Micaiah Bilger: Dozens of Irish doctors walked out of an emergency meeting about abortion Sunday after they said their … Continue reading
The Washington Times, Jessica Chasmar:A Nebraska elementary school principal was placed on administrative leave this week after she sent out an unauthorized memo banning a slew of Christmas-related items, including candy canes, which she claimed are shaped like a “J” … Continue reading
She will have “decision-making authority over a team of priests” — whatever that means. Crux, Christopher White: Less than two months after serving as delegate in the Bishops Synod on Youth which called women’s leadership within the Church “a duty of … Continue reading
Return to Order: The song ‘Silent Night’ is by far the most symbolic of Christmas carols. It is understandable, then, that we might wonder about the origin of such an extraordinary song. To tell the story of its origins we must start at … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, K.V. Turley: This is the story of a young woman, a gifted pianist, who, after the Nazi invasion of France, began to work for the Resistance. Her subsequent arrest and torture at the hands of the Gestapo left … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: Among highest paid is Darrah Johnson of San Diego-based Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest who earns $523,677 a year. Report is here.
The Atlantic, Bethany Allen Ebrahimian: As China’s economic and military power has expanded over the past decade, Beijing has shown a proclivity to renege on agreements and to make access to its markets conditional on acceding to its shifting demands. Countries, … Continue reading
LifeNews, Steven Ertelt: Facebook has come under fire for censoring pro-life images, videos and posts. Now the social media giant is facing criticism from people upset that it covered up a picture of Santa kneeling before Jesus, celebrating the life and … Continue reading
TFP, Luis Dufaur: How did the Holy House take off from its foundations and reappear intact about 2,000 miles away, where it remains to this day? Article is here.