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Bishop Conley Says… Eucharistic Adoration Can Transform Our Church

April 14, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on Bishop Conley Says… Eucharistic Adoration Can Transform Our Church

LINCOLN, Neb. (CNA/EWTN News) — Eucharistic adoration offers a powerful chance to encounter Christ’s love in silence and humility, and that experience can transform our hearts, both individually and as a Church, said Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., in a new pastoral letter. “Love is selfless sacrifice, and sacrifice is the language of love. Love is the gift of ourselves to our beloved. And Christ made a gift of himself — he gave us his body and blood — poured himself out for our salvation, when he conquered death by dying and rising again,” Bishop Conley said. “Christ gave us his body and blood, as an act of love, so that we could know the love of God.”…Continue Reading

The Long Road To Conversion

April 13, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on The Long Road To Conversion

By DONALD DeMARCO One fine day in October of 1978, I boarded a train that would take me from Waterloo, Ontario, to Toronto. A kindly looking lady shared my compartment. To facilitate conversation, she told me about her enthusiasm for the writings of Malcolm Muggeridge, regarded by many as one of the greatest journalists of the 20th century. She could not have ventured a more appropriate opener. “I am on my way to an editorial meeting in Toronto where I will be speaking with the very same Malcolm Muggeridge,” was, from her point of view, my surprising response. God-incidences like this must happen for a purpose. Here was “St. Mugg,” as he was called, in full panoply, famous enough to…Continue Reading

Moses After The Bulrushes

April 12, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on Moses After The Bulrushes

By PHILIP TROWER As I am sure the majority of my readers know, one of the most hotly debated subjects among Scripture scholars over the last two hundred years or so has been the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch. How much if any of it did Moses write? And how much, if any, dates from his time? Outside the Catholic Church, as discussion and debate proceeded, so did skepticism, until it reached a high point with the theories of Julius Wellhausen (1844-1914). The Church tackled the situation in two stages. The first culminated in the decrees of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of 1906 which concentrated on repudiating the more negative propositions in current critical thinking. The second, which took a…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . The Racism Of Eugenics

April 11, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on Culture Of Life 101 . . . The Racism Of Eugenics

By BRIAN CLOWES (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of chapter 24 of The Facts of Life, “Eugenics,” from which these articles are drawn, e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + “At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilization is dysgenic instead of eugenic; and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden for real progress to be achieved” — Julian Huxley, UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy, 1946. We have seen that eugenicists in general focus…Continue Reading

The Ancient Scourge Human Slavery Is Thriving

April 10, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on The Ancient Scourge Human Slavery Is Thriving

By JOHN J. METZLER UNITED NATIONS — Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the twenty-first century! While ethnic, religious, and military conflicts seem to be the grist of news headlines, the quiet and brutal backstory of this global violence involves the vulnerable millions who have been displaced as migrants and refugees. Ironically, in the midst of such desperation, there’s a “business model” used by human traffickers who are profiting from slavery, an ancient scourge, which reap profits of over $150 billion annually. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned recently that “trafficking networks have gone global” with over 21 million people ensnared in forced labor, and extreme exploitation. Families and societies are being torn apart by what he called “gross violations of…Continue Reading

The Mystery Of Christ And Judas

April 9, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on The Mystery Of Christ And Judas

By DONAL FOLEY One of the most puzzling things in the New Testament concerns the question as to why Christ chose Judas Iscariot to be one of His apostles knowing that he would ultimately betray Him. It almost seems as if Christ was being unfair to him in doing this, that it would have been better if He had allowed Judas to leave Him — or even sent him away — rather than put him in a position where he would ultimately commit the terrible sin of betraying Christ to the Jewish authorities, and thus, according to Scripture, end up in Hell. We can see this from the passage in the Acts of the Apostles, which describes him as going…Continue Reading

A Man Of Faith

April 8, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on A Man Of Faith

By DONALD DeMARCO Herbert Marshall McLuhan was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in the year 1911. During his adolescent period, he explored his conflicted relationship with religion and turned to literature to “gratify his soul’s hunger for truth and beauty.” He later referred to this stage as agnosticism. While studying in England, he read G.K. Chesterton, whose effect on him was similar to the effect he had on C.S. Lewis. “A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading,” Lewis remarked, after imbibing Chesterton’s persuasive logic. McLuhan abandoned his agnosticism just as C.S. Lewis abandoned his atheism. In a letter to his mother, in 1935, McLuhan revealed his indebtedness to the persuasive Chesterton:…Continue Reading

The European Union And De-Christianization

April 7, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on The European Union And De-Christianization

By ALBERTO PIEDRA World War I was supposed to be the war that would end all wars and bring stability and peace to Europe and all civilized nations on the planet. The Treaty of Versailles was supposed to open the door to this desirable goal. The end result was World War II, the greatest slaughter that the world has ever known. There is no need to mention in this brief essay the many errors and failed policies resulting from the signing of this treaty and its accompanying agreements. It changed the map not only of Germany but also of Central Europe and the territorial boundaries of the major European powers in Africa and Asia. Probably, the most fervent critic of…Continue Reading

Gorsuch Hearings… Just Who Is “The Little Guy”?

April 6, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on Gorsuch Hearings… Just Who Is “The Little Guy”?

By JACK KENNY There was a lot of talk about “the little guy” during the confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Foremost among the objections raised by the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee was the charge that Gorsuch, as a member of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, nearly always came down on the side of the “the big guy” — usually some powerful corporation — against “the little guy” litigating against said corporation. The judge obviously anticipated that charge and was able to cite a long list of cases in which he had come down on the side of “the little guy” — in favor of people suing against…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . How To Identify Modern-Day Eugenics Groups

April 5, 2017 Featured Today Comments Off on Culture Of Life 101 . . . How To Identify Modern-Day Eugenics Groups

By BRIAN CLOWES (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of chapter 24 of The Facts of Life, “Eugenics,” e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + “Guide reproduction wisely, improving fitness and diversity” — The Georgia Guidestone, monument constructed in 1980. + + + After World War II, the term “eugenics” had lost much of its glittering promise and appeal. People had seen — and remembered in vivid detail — what happens when eugenicists are given free rein. But the “new eugenicists” of the mid-20th century countered by insisting that the problem was not eugenics per se, but the overeagerness of the Nazis, who had simply…Continue Reading