violence

Yes, Jesus loves me…

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

A heavy marine layer fell like a pall over Long Beach, California, bringing colder, damper weather. I had set aside the day to visit my sister and together we were going to visit our mom’s grave in All Souls’ Cemetery, right there on Cherry Avenue, just north of Memorial Hospital. We opened the car doors and began walking slowly to the site. […]

Naked Evil and the Boston Bombings

When trying to make sense of the recent bombing in Boston or the tragedies of Sandy Hook and the Aurora massacres, we are faced with mindless violence – an absurd, howling kind of insane violence. It seems like the devil himself is stalking the streets – seeking whom he may devour. An exorcist told me one of the most disturbing […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion […]

Daily Catholic Quote from 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) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends […]

Supreme Court Ruling on California Video Game Law Could Hurt Children

I don’t get it.  We have restrictions on the sale of tobacco and alcohol to minors. But we can’t hold video game retailers accountable for selling adult games to unaccompanied minor children?  The answer to that question is “yes” according to a decision handed down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.  In its decision the justices pointed to the […]

Modern “Spectacles”

This past semester I had the joy of teaching an honors-elective course to high school Seniors entitled, “Great Catholic Thinkers.”  The former instructor of the course, a very charismatic and brilliant young priest, always said that taking this course was a bit like “roller skating through the Uffizi.”  He had a valid point.  I would add that while teaching it, […]

The Courage to Combat Violence Done in the Name of Islam

Halloween proved to be particularly ghastly for Syrian Catholics in Baghdad as they went to Church for the Sunday afternoon Mass. During the Eucharistic Celebration at Our Lady of Deliverance Cathedral, as these Christians were peacefully and prayerfully worshipping God, nine Muslim terrorists burst into the Church, gunned down three priests in the sanctuary and with bullets and bombs attempted […]