Monthly Archives: March 2016

Eyewitness Account of ISIS Attack on Mother Teresa’s Sisters in Yemen

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/eyewitness-account-of-isis-attack-on-mother-teresas-sisters-in-yemen/#ixzz43eaaR4L6 by JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND On March 4, following the ISIS attack on a Missionaries of Charity home for the elderly and disabled in Aden, Yemen, the sole survivor member of the order, Sister Sally, conveyed her testimony of the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict speaks out

Below please find L’Osservatore Romano’s full English translation of the interview with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Servais: Your Holiness, the question posed this year as part of the study days promoted by the rectory of the Gesu (the residence for … Continue reading

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The Role of Culture in Declining Marriage Rates

Originally at: http://family-studies.org/the-role-of-culture-in-declining-marriage-rates/ by W. Bradford Wilcox, Nicholas H. Wolfinger, and Charles E. Stokes Progressive scholars have emphasized economic explanations for the retreat 
from marriage, whereas conservative scholars have stressed shortfalls in public policy. In perhaps the most well-known account, sociologist William … Continue reading

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I Thirst – The Power of Mother Teresa’s Dark Nights

Originally at: https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/03/17/i-thirst-the-power-of-mother-teresas-dark-nights/ by Mary Poplin Three years after my radical conversion from postmodern secular humanist to fledgling believer, I went to Calcutta to volunteer for two months at Mother Teresa’s children’s home (Shishu Bavan). I wanted to understand what she meant … Continue reading

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393 to 0: U.S. House Unanimously Declares ISIL Is Committing Genocide Against Christians

Originally at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/393-0-us-house-unanimously-declares-isil-committing-genocide-against by  Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 393 to 0 tonight in favor of a resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is committing “genocide” against Christians, Yezidis … Continue reading

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The Law of Benedict

Originally at: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/03/15365/ by Samuel Gregg When describing the development of his theological interests in a short book of memoirs first published in 1997, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger underscored what he regarded as the arid state of the scholasticism he encountered during his … Continue reading

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The Moral Vision of Bernie Sanders

Originally at: http://religionandpolitics.org/2016/03/15/the-moral-vision-of-bernie-sanders/ by Michael Schulson Last September, Bernie Sanders arrived at Liberty University, in Virginia, to give a major speech about religion, faith, and the moral bankruptcy of the American economy. For 27 minutes, Sanders delivered a stump-speech-turned-sermon on economic justice. … Continue reading

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Let the ‘Jesus Prayer’ Rock Your World

Originally at: http://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2016/03/16/let_the_jesus_prayer_rock_your_world_107104.html by Robert Barron One of the most impressive literary figures of the 20th century was the Irish writer Iris Murdoch. You may have heard of her surprising and thoughtful novels such as A Severed Headand The Good Apprentice; or … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Bring Any Young Person Back to the Church

See the article here: http://brandonvogt.com/7-steps-to-bring-your-child-home-to-the-faith/

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Mr. President: ISIS’ Actions in Middle East Are Genocide–Say So!

Originally at: http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ken-blackwell/mr-president-mr-secretary-isis-actions-middle-east-are-genocide-say-so by  Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have until March 17th to issue a determination that ISIS’ attacks on Christians in the Mideast are genocide. Time is running out. The foot-dragging and … Continue reading

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