Mercy and the Scandal of Judas

Attempts to rehabilitate the image of Judas Iscariot reflect the modern tendency to proclaim mercy detached from contrition and repentance by Msgr. Charles Pope  A recent writing by Father Primo Mazzolari in L’Osservatore Romano sets forth the view that Judas was forgiven by Our Lord. Is this also the view of Pope Francis? It is not possible to … [Read more…]

A Good Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep

By John M. Grondelski The Gospel of the Fourth Sunday of Easter (John 10:11-18) always focuses on the Good Shepherd. The reading is actually found in John’s Gospel, sandwiched between two miracles we read about during Lent: the healing of the man born blind (March 14) and the raising of Lazarus (March 21). Just before … [Read more…]

9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday

9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday By Jimmy Akin Divine Mercy Sunday is a recent addition to the Church’s calendar, and it has links to both private revelation and the Bible. Millions of people look forward to and are profoundly moved by this day. What is it, and why is it … [Read more…]

Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Based on a sermon by Saint Bernadine of Siena There is a general rule concerning all special graces granted to any human being. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a lofty vocation, God adorns the person chosen with all the gifts of the Spirit needed to fulfill … [Read more…]

Five Reasons Why Christians Are Public Enemy No. 1

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is founder and president of the Ruth Institute, which helps the victims of the Sexual Revolution recover from their experiences and become advocates for positive change.  Article taken from: COMMENTARY: Any fantasy ideology is utterly at odds with the Christian religion. Fellow Christians, do you ever feel like we … [Read more…]

10 Things To Remember Before Deciding Not to Return To Mass

By Donald DeMarco from the National Catholic Register COMMENTARY: There is no better spiritual food for Catholics that what they receive in the Eucharist. During the COVID-19 pandemic many Catholics have been deprived of attending Mass. This deprivation has been ongoing for months, enough time for some Catholics to begin to think that the … [Read more…]

The Family is the Front Line in the Battle for Truth

By Erika J. Ahern, taken from the Catholic Register.   Erika lives in Connecticut with her husband, Todd, and their six children. Parenting means teaching your children how to distinguish between absolute truth and subjective opinion. The primary purpose of parenting is to educate our children in the truth, to give them a formation in virtue … [Read more…]

PRAYERS NEEDED: New Bill to Protect both civil liberties for LGBT individuals & Religious Freedom

20 House Republicans cosponsoring bill to balance LGBT and religious liberty protections Taken from the website:  Just the News: “This country can accommodate both civil liberties for LGBT individuals & religious freedom,” Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah said in a statement. A group of 20 House Republicans are cosponsoring legislation that aims to simultaneously protect LGBT … [Read more…]

Congress Is About to Vote on the ‘Equality Act,’ a Grave Threat To Religious Liberty — Please Take Action Now

Article from the National Catholic Reporter: Either we are going to fight for our religious liberty and freedom of speech — and ultimately, freedom of thought — or they will be taken from us. There is legislation in Congress, which may be voted on as early as this week, that should alarm you if … [Read more…]