Monthly Archives: October 2013

Papa misericordiae

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Children as commodoties

by George Weigel (original source here) The Council of the District of Columbia is considering a bill, sponsored by its most aggressively activist gay member, to legalize surrogate child-bearing in your nation’s capital. Infertility is a heart-rending problem. But solving … Continue reading

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Anxiety robs us of inner peace. Nothing good comes of it. Anxiety causes restless days, sleepless nights, and even affects our health. So if nothing good comes from anxiety, why do we allow it to have so much power over … Continue reading

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The Mean Grace of Flannery O’Connor

From A CATHOLIC THINKER “All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.” – Flannery O’Connor I didn’t care for it the first time I read it. No – let me rephrase that. The first … Continue reading

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Don’t Pray? Expect Death…

…of your faith… Catholic Fire on Pope Francis’ Prayer (originally here): This was the theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his Thursday morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. During his homily, the Pope warned Christians against behaving as though … Continue reading

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The Un-Allowed Grieving of the Mothers of Aborted Children

From Confessions of a Funeral Director: Disenfranchised grief is grief that is not recognized by society.  One MAJOR type of disenfranchised grief that I often mention is the result of stillbirths and miscarriages. A grief for one who had no … Continue reading

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Is secularism the new terrorism?

“It sounds to me as though secularism could be the new terrorism.” That remark by Father Aethelwine Richards of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Europe pretty much sums up the sentiments faith leaders and human rights defenders shared at a … Continue reading

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