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Protecting Our Humanity and the Vulnerable

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Because of the times we are living in, Pope Francis has spoken out repeatedly about the dangers of “gender ideology,” a modern form of gnosticism that not only undermines our basic understanding of anthropology but also of reality. He has made a distinction between the welcome, support, accompaniment, and loving pastoral care that we must offer to those who say […]

Building Upon, or Destroying, the Cornerstone of the Common Good

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Last Saturday, Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican leaders of the Italian pro-life movement the day before Italy’s annual pro-life day, held since 1978 on the first Sunday of February. He spoke powerfully about how “the defense of life is not carried out in only one way, or with one gesture, but it’s done in a multiplicity of actions, attentions, […]

Encountering the Word — Wisdom 6:1-3

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“Listen therefore, O kings, and understand; learn, O judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, you that rule over multitudes, and boast of many nations. For your dominion was given you from the Lord, and your sovereignty from the Most High; he will search out your works and inquire into your plans.” (Wisdom 6:1-3) Please share on social […]

Daily Catholic Quote — Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Religious liberty as an ideal sounds lovely. But in the abstract, it has very little power. It has political force only to the degree that ordinary people believe and practice their faith — and refuse to tolerate anyone or anything interfering with their faith.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput, National Catholic Register, June 19, 2013) Please share on social media. Print this […]

Encountering the Word — Wisdom 6:1-3

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Listen therefore, O kings, and understand; learn, O judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, you that rule over multitudes, and boast of many nations. For your dominion was given you from the Lord, and your sovereignty from the Most High; he will search out your works and inquire into your plans.” […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Religious liberty as an ideal sounds lovely. But in the abstract, it has very little power. It has political force only to the degree that ordinary people believe and practice their faith — and refuse to tolerate anyone or anything interfering with their faith.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput, National Catholic Register, June 19, 2013) Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Politicians who say they personally oppose abortion, but then don’t work to change the laws in order to protect unborn life, are examples of the most damaging kind of secularism.  Their faith life has virtually no effect on their public service.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput; Living the Catholic Faith, p.69) Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Politicians who say they personally oppose abortion, but then don’t work to change the laws in order to protect unborn life, are examples of the most damaging kind of secularism.  Their faith life has virtually no effect on their public service.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput; Living the Catholic Faith, p.69) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Politicians who say they personally oppose abortion, but then don’t work to change the laws in order to protect unborn life, are examples of the most damaging kind of secularism.  Their faith life has virtually no effect on their public service.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput; Living the Catholic Faith, p.69) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate […]

Lent and Politics

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Since converting to the Catholic Church in 2006, Lent has become a much anticipated time to recalibrate and get my bearings.  My Lenten journey is defined by words such as simplification, detachment, sacrifice, devotion and a focused effort on improving my prayer life.  This somewhat disciplined approach has worked well in past years, but this year I find myself continually […]