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Fr. Edward Meeks: Why politics is not our religion

Fr. Edward Meeks: Why politics is not our religion

March 3, 2021

"Whether we're accused of being overly political or not, we have to take a stand for the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage and religious liberty, because all three of them are under assault in this culture today," said Fr. Edward Meeks, the founding pastor of Christ the King Church in Towson, Md. "And if we don't stand up and say: this far and no more, then we will wake up one day with all of them gone..." 

His homilies, published on his YouTube channel, include "Politics is Not Our Religion" from January 2021. "Staring into the Abyss" from October 2020 has more than 2.4 million views. Fr. Meeks discussed his path into the Catholic Church on an episode of EWTN's "Journey Home."

Fr. Quan Tran: Follow Our Lady to be a disciple of Jesus Christ

Fr. Quan Tran: Follow Our Lady to be a disciple of Jesus Christ

February 25, 2021

The Blessed Virgin Mary is "the perfect disciple. She is God's masterpiece. To imitate Mary is to imitate Christ. There's no contradiction," said Fr. Quan Tran, parochial vicar at St. Bonaventure Parish in Huntington Beach, Calif., and a former deputy district attorney. He is the author of "The Imitation of Mary: Keys to Growth in Virtue and Grace" (Sophia Institute Press) and leads FullnessOfGrace.org.

 

 

 

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George Weigel: Calling out incoherent Catholicism

George Weigel: Calling out incoherent Catholicism

February 18, 2021

“We've had a serious problem with Catholic public officials who are incoherent in their Catholicism for a very long time,” said George Weigel, the Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, the author of books including The Next Pope, and of the recent First Things article, “President Biden and a Catholic inflection point.”

“This is a bit different. President Biden is the most visible Catholic in the country. He's the most important Catholic public official in the world. And he is actively advancing and facilitating policies that deny the truth of that first principle of Catholic social doctrine: the inalienable dignity and value of every human life.”

Archbishop Cordileone: Defend life in the womb and a response to Catholic politicians who don’t

Archbishop Cordileone: Defend life in the womb and a response to Catholic politicians who don’t

February 11, 2021

“There's a danger that now these Catholics in high-profile prominent positions — now even the president — can mislead Catholics, so that's a problem of scandal,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who also expressed concern about "further division in the Church..."

Responding to comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic who represents San Francisco in Congress, Archbishop Cordileone issued a statement in January that "on the question of the equal dignity of human life in the womb, she also speaks in direct contradiction to a fundamental human right that Catholic teaching has consistently championed for 2,000 years."

In this Respect Life Radio interview, Archbishop Cordileone also discusses the efforts of FreeTheMass.com, which seeks to "end unfair restrictions on worship and to protect our churches and religious liberties," according to the website.

Fr. Timothy Gallagher: Understanding “Discernment of Spirits in Marriage”

Fr. Timothy Gallagher: Understanding “Discernment of Spirits in Marriage”

February 4, 2021

A "spouse is not going to try to be your spiritual director in a formal sense, but is someone who can walk with you, with whom you can talk about the burdens — and it makes all the difference," said Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., author of "Discernment of Spirits in Marriage: Ignatian Wisdom for Husbands and Wives" and many other books. Follow him at FrTimothyGallagher.org. He was previously on Respect Life Radio to discuss "Overcoming spiritual discouragement in a time of pandemic."

 

 

Monsignor Pope: The priestly robes replaced by lab coats

Monsignor Pope: The priestly robes replaced by lab coats

January 28, 2021

"It's astonishing to me the levels of fear that have utterly collapsed us into this — whatever the government says, I'll do — and even in the Church: whatever the government says, we must follow. The priestly robes have been replaced by the lab coats. Ultimately, we're in trouble. The main bugaboo is fear. How many times did Jesus say, 'Do not be afraid,'" said Monsignor Charles Pope, a parish pastor in Washington, D.C., a writer and speaker.

He recently wrote a two-part reflection for the National Catholic Register, "5 Hard Truths We’ve Come to See With 2020 Vision" and "5 More Hard Truths We’ve Come to See with 2020 Vision." Follow him at msgrpope.com.

Jack Brustkern: What is digital balance for our generation?

Jack Brustkern: What is digital balance for our generation?

January 21, 2021

I was just "glued to my screen, a slave to my screen in many ways. And it scared me. I didn't think that I was the type of kid who would get wrapped up in something as crazy as this. I really wanted to wrestle with the question of what is digital balance for me and then I quickly realized this isn't just me, this is other kids, as well. So what is digital balance for our generation?" said Jack Brustkern, founder and CEO of Detachnow.com and author of "Acquired Connection: Forming Upright Digital Habits With & For Your Kids." He was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 2020.

Steven Aden: How the pro-life movement will prevail

Steven Aden: How the pro-life movement will prevail

January 14, 2021

"The issue is never going away until the courts and the legislatures respect all human life," said Steven H. Aden, chief legal officer and general counsel at Americans United for Life. "You can't duck and cover. You have to be engaged. It's either going to be in the Supreme Court, in the Congress — or, if Lord willing, Roe (v. Wade) is overturned — the issue will be returned to the states and to the people, where it belongs, instead of in the hands of nine people wearing black robes. When it goes back to the states, that's ideal for us, because that is where the pro-life movement is really at its strength." Follow him @StevenHAdenAUL on Twitter.

Michael Matt: What is the Great Reset?

Michael Matt: What is the Great Reset?

January 7, 2021

"We're seeing overreach from government that George Orwell never imagined, that the Soviet Union never attained," said Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant newspaper and Remnant TV. "So I'm really concerned that if we don't start waking up right now — and by we, I especially mean Americans because we do have more freedom, I think, than our friends in Europe have, especially under the European Union, which was also sort of a test case for this Great Reset — if we don't wake up, I'm concerned that they will, to answer your question, end up having the ability to pull this off." Follow @Michael_J_Matt on Twitter.

Reggie Littlejohn: How and why China infiltrates the U.S. (Part 2 of 2)

Reggie Littlejohn: How and why China infiltrates the U.S. (Part 2 of 2)

December 31, 2020

"China is the number one threat in the world," said Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers. "Pray for the people of China because they are languishing under the boot of this totalitarian government. And pray that all that is hidden in darkness will be brought to light concerning all the ways that the Chinese government has infiltrated internationally, not just the United States, but all over the world."

Part 1 of the interview with her, linked here, dealt with the horrendous human rights violations in China and what can be done. Follow Littlejohn @ReggieLittlejhn on Twitter.

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