A new campaign is underway to encourage people to partake of God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this Holy Year of Mercy through the use of billboards, lawn signs, bumper stickers and other resources.
This year’s Fortnight for Freedom will take place just as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to deliver a landmark ruling on a case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic entities whose religious freedom is being jeopardized by a government mandate and is a highlight of a new 10 minute video explaining the vital importance of preserving religious liberty in America.
After DNA testing determined that a bleeding host found in a parish in Legnica, Poland was composed of human flesh, the bishop has announced that the phenomenon “has the signs of a Eucharistic miracle.”
A popular nun and five postulants of the Home of the Mother Order were killed on April 17 when a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country.
Blood martyrdom has not yet come to the Western world, but we have all experienced the persecution Pope Francis described during morning Mass on Tuesday – the “polite” kind that is “disguised as culture, modernity and progress” but that actually robs us of our freedom.
Even though some of the passages in the Pope’s new exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), are somewhat unclear and area already being distorted by the mainstream media, Catholics should read the document for themselves with the understanding that no Church teaching has been changed.
Over the past week, several acts of vandalism have occurred in Catholic parishes in Massachusetts, prompting calls to the state’s Attorney General to investigate these actions as hate crimes.