Monthly Archives: July 2015

Satanic Group Playing with Fire

Originally at: http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/satanic-group-playing-fire by James Martin, S.J. One of the most frightening books I’ve ever read was Possessed, the real-life account of an exorcism in 1949, in St. Louis, Mo. It served as the basis of the popular novel and film “The Exorcist.” … Continue reading

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The Pity of Christ

Originally at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-pity-of-christ by Fr George Rutler Christ cannot be psychoanalyzed because he is perfect.  It would be like seeking flaws in pure crystal or long shadows at high noon. That is why he may seem from our fallen state in a singularly … Continue reading

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The Pro-Life Moment is Here

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4056/the_prolife_moment_is_here.aspx by John Paul Shimek The Weekly Standard is reporting that US Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN-06) has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (H.R. 3134)into the House of Representatives. Some eighty original co-sponsors are supporting the legislative effort, … Continue reading

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Looking Away From Abortion

Originally at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/opinion/sunday/ross-douthat-looking-away-from-abortion.html?_r=0 by Ross Douthat IN an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find … Continue reading

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Spiritual Reading for Kids

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/Vicki-Burbach/spiritual-reading-for-kids/#ixzz3cE0yWVJA by VICKI BURBACH Schools Out — or at least winding down —  and families everywhere are bracing themselves for the frenetic pace of summer activities.  But while you’re filling out the family calendar, make sure to offer your children … Continue reading

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“The Benedict Option Means Precisely What I Choose It to Mean at Any Given Moment”

Originally at: https://stream.org/the-benedict-option-means-choose-it-to-mean-any-given-moment/ by John Zmirak I wrote last week on the “Benedict Option,” a nebulous cultural strategy which its popularizer, Rod Dreher, describes as an “inchoate phenomenon in which Christians adopt a more consciously countercultural stance towards our post-Christian mainstream culture.” … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and his toy sacraments

Originally at: http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/joeljmiller/donald-trump-toy-sacraments/ by Joel J Miller It says something about the state of America that Donald Trump could be running what looks like a serious bid for the White House. I say “looks like” because it’s all a farce. There … Continue reading

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