culture of death

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on the Right to Life

“Human rights are not a privelige conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Amicus brief filed before U.S. Supreme Court, February […]

Unfaithful “Catholic” Colleges

Jesus and Judas

In 1972, the Venerable Fulton Sheen said something like, “I recommend that my relatives send their college-bound children to secular colleges where they will have to fight for their faith, rather than to Catholic colleges where it will be stolen from them.” Catholics in America stand witness to so-called “catholic” colleges as onlookers once looked on the naked emperor without […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“Many people are concerned with children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions being killed by the deliberate […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta; National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C, February 5, 1994) Print this entry

On Honoring Christ in Our Hearts and Being Authentically Catholic in the New Year

Photograph © by Andy Coan

One of the most famous Christmas quotes of all time is this one from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Reflecting on this quote has made me think about resolutions a little differently for 2016.  I would like you to join me in a different […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“Many people are concerned with children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions being killed by the deliberate […]

A Catholic Response to the Planned Parenthood Videos

“Let not your heart be disturbed… Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.” (Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego) I felt physically sick this morning watching the […]

A Novena to St. John Paul II for Brittany — Please Pray

Pope St. John Paul II

We’re coming up on the very first feast day of St. John Paul II.  In 2011, just ahead of his beatification, I had the opportunity to interview his biographer, George Weigel, who called his priestly death the pope’s last encyclical. I would argue that, of all the great teachings we have from our former Holy Father – pages upon pages […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe — Come to Our Aid Again!

Sacrificed Baby Photography © by Mark Armstrong

Tomorrow, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Masses to honor an appearance of the Blessed Mother made 482 year ago.   On December 12, 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe put an end to the Mayan culture of death.  Mary was the woman, clothed in the sun, with the moon at her feet, who transformed the brutal […]