The persecuted Church deserves better than Casaroli’s failed ‘Ostpolitik.’ So does a world in dire need of moral clarity…..

When I met Cardinal Agostino Casaroli on February 14, 1997, the architect of the Vatican’s Ostpolitik and its soft-spoken approach to communist regimes in east central Europe in the 1960s and 1970s could not have been more cordial. I was then preparing the first volume of my biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope, and in requesting a session with the retired cardinal, I emphasized two points…

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Sacred Heart of Mary church in Boulder, Colorado, hit hard by pro-abortion vandals. That parish must be doing something right…..

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church was vandalized early Wednesday morning. “As I drove up, I saw the front signs and I saw the crosses, and as I got closer, I go ‘this is way worse than I had envisioned,'” Mark Evevard, the church’s Youth Director, said.

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At every Baptism, the angels are present and active…

There is a hint at the role of angels in baptism in a passage from John’s Gospel that prefigures the healing power of baptism. It is the passage about the paralyzed man by the sheep pools at Bethesda. It was said that an angel stirred the waters there every so often and that the first one into the water after that would be healed. Jesus asks the man if he wants to be healed:

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