Monday, March 27, 2017

How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

What's the most convincing argument against porn? Science.

By Mary Rezac
In 2013, Beyonce Knowles topped GQ’s list of “The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century.”

How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

By Kevin J. Jones
Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in the harsh Korean snows under the watch of communist soldiers.

Let go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path, Pope says

by Elise Harris
On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and let go of all the “false lights” that lead us away from him, taking us instead down a path of darkness marked by our own selfishness.

Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

By Matt Hadro
Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.

In Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully

Elise Harris
In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking youth to promise him and Jesus to never bully others, and telling teachers to be aware of the problem.

On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary

Elise Harris
Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s that are open to welcoming his invitation and providing hope, even when it’s hard.  

Don't fret about numbers, but your mission, Pope tells Milan religious

by Elise Harris
During his daytrip to Milan Saturday, Pope Francis told the diocese’s priests and religious not to fear the challenges that come with their ministry nor the increasing number of empty convents, urging them instead to focus on the core of their mission: bringing Christ to his people.

Texas pro-lifers target 'wrongful birth' lawsuits, Planned Parenthood

By Kevin J. Jones
Among the targets of Texas pro-life advocates are so-called ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuits and Planned Parenthood’s alleged involvement in the sale of unborn baby parts. Both are finding some success in the State Senate.

Protection of minors event draws swath of top Vatican leaders

By Elise Harris
In a significant show of unity, officials from every Vatican department – including at least half a dozen cardinals who head various dicasteries – attended a recent Rome seminar on safeguarding minors.

How do we solve crises? Put the person first, Pope Francis tells EU

By Hannah Brockhaus
Being disconnected from the values of the past – which upheld the human person and the family – has placed us in a new era of crises, Pope Francis told European leaders. However, he noted, there is hope.

Gorsuch praised for record of building unity on religious freedom

By Matt Hadro
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty firm, who said that he shows a record of consensus building and protecting religious freedom for all.

Americans agree: Moms and dads should have paid parental leave

A new report by the Pew Research Center has found that the overwhelming majority of Americans support paid family and medical leave for workers.

California priest found guilty of embezzling donations

A priest in California has been found guilty of diverting $19,000 in donations to his personal account.

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