“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” — How Sister Thea Bowman set an example for a divided world…

Last year, I was among the estimated one million millennial mothers to give birth. Like everyone else, I spent inordinate amounts of time scouring baby name websites in search of the perfect moniker for our daughter. But unlike most of my peers, I didn’t pull our final selection from one of the dozens of popular lists I’d viewed. Instead, I named her after a relatively unknown, dead, black Franciscan nun.

Praise the Lord

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San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone performs exorcism where mob tore down St. Junípero statue…

On June 19, the statue of St. Junípero Serra fell to angry protesters inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. On Saturday, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone visited the park where St. Junípero once stood to offer prayers, perform an exorcism and conduct other acts of reparation, in response to what he called “horrendous acts of blasphemy.”

Praise the Lord

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Cardinal O’Malley sacks MIT chaplain for his thoughts, as a Catholic priest, on mercy, justice and George Floyd…

Earlier this year, a Catholic priest published a book entitled “Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know,” focusing on doctrine and discipleship issues that, ordinarily, would not cause controversy. But these are not ordinary times. Acting as a Catholic chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Father Daniel Moloney tried to apply his words about mercy and justice to the firestorm of protests and violence unleashed by the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer. In the end, the priest resigned at the request of the Archdiocese of Boston, in response to MIT administration claims that Moloney, in a June 7 email, violated a campus policy prohibiting “actions or statements that diminish the value of individuals or groups of people.”

Praise the Lord

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Has the discussion on the next pope already begun?

“If I sit in a conclave tomorrow, I would not know the person sitting next to me.” This is what a cardinal – I will not reveal his name – told me some time ago. This says a lot about the feelings of the college of cardinals before an eventual election of another Pope. Until now, Pope Francis has held one consistory to create new cardinals per year and created 88 cardinals…

Praise the Lord

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Pay close attention to this question and warning from the Lord…..

In the 4th Century, St. Augustine lamented the decline of Rome and Roman culture. Like any good citizen, he loved his country and culture. But things were falling to pieces, decadence was everywhere. He struggled to understand this and accept it. In his sorrow he wrote The City of God which contains his own observations and explanations of a time much like our own wherein a civilization was collapsing.

Praise the Lord

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