Enforcement of DADT Forcing Christian Chaplains Out of Service

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The Obama Administration has begun to write the policies that will enforce an end to the ban on gays serving openly in the military – known as the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) policy – many of which will either stifle the free expression of religion in the armed forces or force Christian chaplains out of service altogether.

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Ohio Township Takes the “Easter” out of Easter

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Citizens in Munson Township, Ohio are fighting another case of political correctness run amok after township trustees decided to abolish all references to Easter for this year’s Easter Egg Roll and are now calling it “The Spring Egg Hunt.”

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March Gracelines

“The most pernicious evils masquerade as virtue.”
Johnnette S. Benkovic
For Reflection:
What are some of the most pernicious evils in our day and time? How are they masquerading themselves as virtue? What gift of the Holy Spirit do women of grace need to see the truth?

Nine Ways to Discern if a Spiritual Technique, Therapy or Practice Can be Used by Christians

EG writes: “I have a very painful slipped disc in my lower back, as well as a fracture in the same area.  I went to a chiropractor who advertised decompression therapy.  It was quite expensive to go forward with it before investigating alternatives.  A friend recommended her doctor, an OD.  My friend says this OD has done so much for her for over 20 years.  As she described some things the OD does, a red flag went up (touching your head and knowing where your pain is, manipulations to block the pain).  I told my friend that I had read your book on Reiki and was concerned.  She told me she is “very Catholic and prays for God’s healing during your visit.”  I gave the book to someone who was confused.  Could you remind me of the questions you listed on the back that are good to ask a doctor, in order to discern whether or not they are legitimate and in line with church teachings.”

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Shows, Smiles, Conference, Miles

Just got home from a very busy two weeks. Father Edmund Sylvia, C.S.C., Tom Sullivan, and I myself were in production at EWTN for the next several weeks of programming for Women of Grace®. And those seven days of production put a big smile on my face. What a wonderful array of guests and topics! You will not want to miss them. They are (not in airing order):

 

 

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California’s “Pro-Gay Indoctrination” Bill Advances in Same Week that Priest is Accused of “Anti-Gay Indoctrination”

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In the same week that the California Senate Education Committee advanced a law that will require the state’s public schools to rewrite their social science curriculum to promote homosexuality, the chaplain at a private Catholic high school in Indianapolis is being accused of spreading “anti-gay propaganda” for explaining Church teaching on homosexuality in class.

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