This is a speech I gave at IHM School’s recent graduation. Besides being the auspicious occasion of Juliana’s graduation from IHM School, today is also Father’s Day. This is a secular observance that, here in the United States, began in … Continue reading
Catholic World Report, Father James V. Schall: Service has the connotation of some event or deed happening mainly from a spirit of generosity, not from pay or coercion. At the heart of the world we find gift, not only necessity. … Continue reading
CNA, Mary Rezac: Rannah Evetts had always wanted to go to Africa. She has no explanation for it, other than that God had planted a deep love of everything Africa in her heart for as long as she can remember. Story … Continue reading
CNA: A group devoted to John Bradburne, a lay missionary to what is now Zimbabwe in the 1970s, is raising money to fund an investigation into his life and virtues, in view of opening his cause for beatification. Story here.
The Remnant, Susan Claire Potts: When I was a little girl, ten years before I became a Catholic, I had enough Christian sense to know that a person was supposed to go to church on Sunday. My parents weren’t that interested…they … Continue reading
ChurchPop: FOCUS missionary Ethan Stueve recently tweeted about an amazing story: in the 1970s there used to be a humanities program at the University of Kansas that got shut down because too many of its students were converting to Catholicism. Account is here.
Aleteia, Larry Peterson: Maria Cecilia Autsch was born in Rollecken, Germany, on March 26, 1900. She was the fifth of seven children and her dad, August, worked very hard as a machinist to keep his family fed. He and his … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) is not as well-known as he and his talent deserve. From the last years of the reign of Queen Victoria until the first years of World War II, when ill health silenced his … Continue reading
This is quite worth a listen. The novel, Lord of the Flies, clearly shows how society degenerates into evil when the young attempt to govern. Yet today our society is idolizing the youth, even giving them a ‘pulpit.’ In this … Continue reading
Fatima Network Perspectives, Christopher Ferrara; Another classic sign of diabolical influence is duplicity of word and deed, very much in evidence at the highest levels of the Church over the past five years. Thus, the Church in Germany demands that … Continue reading
TFP:, Francis Slobodnik In a 2014 column in the archdiocesan paper, The Leaven, the archbishop stated, “The question for Catholic couples should not be: How many children do we want to have?” Archbishop Naumann then outlined his new policy saying that “as … Continue reading
The Independent, Shahab Khan: A German state has ordered that Christian crosses should be placed on the entrance of all government buildings. Bavaria’s conservative government has said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect … Continue reading
CNS, Carol Zimmermann: Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine exploded — as a devoted mother, community leader, mentor and … Continue reading