Marian apparitions are "proof positive, right there — in the flesh, so to speak — that God didn't just make us and leave us alone. He is still involved in us and His mother still prays for us," said Michael J. Lichens, editor at Catholic Exchange and the editor of the recent book, "The World of Marian Apparitions: Mary's Appearances and Messages from Fatima to Today" by Wincenty Łaszewski (Sophia Institute Press). Lichens also discusses the care taken by the Church in evaluating and approving apparitions.
“Intuitively, a lot of people know that divorce is this ugly, painful thing. But so often we focus more on the parents who are going through the divorce (rather) than the children. When it comes to the children, the cultural belief is that, 'They'll be fine, they're resilient.' The truth is: they won't be fine and they're not as resilient as you think,” said Joey Pontarelli, founder and president of RestoredMinistry.com and author of "It's Not Your Fault: A Practical Guide to Navigating the Pain and Problems from Your Parents' Divorce."
See also a Denver Catholic interview in 2021 with Pontarelli, "Ministry seeks to help children of divorce become ‘Restored.'" Follow him @RestoredHelp on Facebook.
“Today's Sex Ed is anti-human, I argue. It goes against what is best for the human person. And, of course, it's a lie. The truth is, every child is born in exactly the right body. Institutionalized, politicized sex education can never replace a healthy dialogue between parents and their children about the goodness and beauty of married love. Every person is made in God's image and likeness, unique and unrepeatable. We are created for each other, male and female, by God's design, to cooperate with Him in creating new life," said Cathy Ruse, Esq., who gave the Gospel of Life Presentation on Oct. 22, 2021, at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial, Colo. The event was sponsored by Respect Life Denver. Listen to Part 1 of the podcast at this link. For the full video presentation, go to https://vimeo.com/639728100.
Ruse is a "longtime governor of the Ave Maria School of Law and has been a frequent lecturer for the Blackstone Legal Fellowship," according to her biography at Dominion Law Group LLP.
"And that's when I learned that right down the street a spiritual battle was raging over the bodies and souls of the next generation. And the sexual left was winning. And the other side, my side, wasn't even on the battlefield. But I am convinced, thanks be to God, that that is about to change," said Cathy Ruse, Esq., who gave the Gospel of Life Presentation on Oct. 22, 2021, at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial, Colo. The event was sponsored by Respect Life Denver. For the full video presentation, go to https://vimeo.com/639728100.
Ruse is a "longtime governor of the Ave Maria School of Law and has been a frequent lecturer for the Blackstone Legal Fellowship," according to her biography at Dominion Law Group LLP. Hear a previous Respect Life Radio interview with Ruse, titled, "Kids as lab rats in a Sex Ed social experiment."
“We have all the tools to resist this kind of thing, all the tools to understand that we're children of God, not just cogs in a machine that fit into your scientific database, all the tools to say that, 'No, our church will remain open...,'" said Christopher Bedford, senior editor at The Federalist, who recently wrote an article titled, "How COVID Lockdowns Handed Global Warming Extremists The Tools To Crush Freedom."
Bedford is also a founding partner of RightForge.com and author of "The Art of the Donald: Lessons from America's Philosopher-in-Chief" (Threshold Editions). Follow him @CBedfordDC on Twitter.
"We need to view the persecuted Church as our brothers and sisters in Christ. When we go to Communion, we can remember them, we can unite our prayers to their prayers, and their sufferings before Christ. The more that we do that — and really make...a spiritual communion of it and devote our prayers to it — the more that we will recognize them as those who are certainly deserving, not only of our prayers, but all the help that we can muster," said Casey Chalk, a contributor for publications including The Federalist, and author of "The Persecuted: True Stories of Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands" (Sophia Institute Press).
"It's easy to get the impression these days that the main thing the Catholic Church is concerned about is getting people vaccinated or climate change or the Amazon, things like that," said Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries. "Quite honestly, the primary mission of the Church isn't to save the Amazon, it's to save people from hell. It's to boldly proclaim Jesus Christ as the Savior of the whole world."
Martin, a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, is the author of books, including "A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward" (Emmaus Road Publishing). He recently posted a video commentary, "A Startling Warning from a Surprising Source," regarding remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hear a previous Respect Life Radio interview with Martin, "The biggest crisis in the world revealed."
"It just seems like some of our teachers and administrators and school board members have become so arrogant about their role and feel that they can supersede the role of the parents. And so we are seeing just tremendous pushback," said Katie Gorka, director of the Feulner Institute’s Center for Civil Society and the American Dialogue at The Heritage Foundation. Her commentaries include "Solving the Civics Crisis Begins at Home," as well as "Healing the Family and Saving the Country" and "The Great Parent Revolt." Follow her @GorkaKatie on Twitter.
"If there's anyone listening to this who has not been to confession recently, you should definitely go...The most powerful thing that the Church offers to cast out demons is the confessional. Plus Mass, of course, and the Eucharist. So, go to confession," said Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., author of "Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession, and the Modern-Day Battle Against Ancient Evil" (Sophia Institute Press). According to his online biography, he "has been an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington for over 12 years. He is a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse and is also the President and Founder of the St. Michael Center For Spiritual Renewal," which features his Exorcist Diary.
"We're hearing all the time in the media, 'Follow the science, follow the science.' But the reality is that a lot of the people who are saying that aren't actually following the scientific method and the tenets of the scientific method. So, I wanted to unveil the mystery behind what science actually is, and talk about what constitutes good science from bad science," said Jennifer Bauwens, Ph.D., director of the Center for Family Studies at the Family Research Council. She recently published an issue analysis, "Follow the Science: Does Anyone Know Where We Are Going?" (Part 1 of 2).