The influx of a large number of Muslim immigrants in Scandinavia is turning the western idea of “multiculturism” upside down, turning schools into quasi-mosques, attacking homosexuals, and raping and robbing “infidels.”
Rome’s chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, has reignited the debate over whether Christians can practice yoga by declaring that both yoga and Harry Potter are tools of the devil.
The largest grass roots pro-life organization in America is now calling upon Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary, to resign over the destruction of crucial Planned Parenthood records involving child rape charges during her governorship.
“Merely to love things above is already to mount on high.”
Pope St. Gregory the Great
On a scale of one to ten, how high am I mounting today? What tells me so?
Got to thinking about Sue Brinkmann’s article on little Taya — the Down Syndrome child who landed a major contract with a top British modeling agency. Cheers for the agency! The staff there saw something more than a disability with a scary name: they saw the radiant beauty of a pure heart shining in the face of that little child.
How often we miss the truly beautiful because our eyes are jaded and our hearts are compromised by culture’s perspective. We need to be reminded that beauty, real beauty, is a reflection of God Himself. The really beautiful isn’t about facial features, skin tone, hair color, or body shape. The really beautiful is not contingent on a person’s rank on the “normalcy” chart. No the really beautiful is experienced when one corresponds to the truth about himself – that he is a person created in the image and likeness of God.
Taya, and others with Down Syndrome, do this to perfection. They are an expression of the words Jesus spoke about Nathaniel, “There is no guile in him.” Would that these words would describe each of us. Then we would live in a really beautiful world.
A 14 month-old Down Syndrome baby landed a coveted spot in a child-modeling agency not because they were trying to be “inclusive” or meet a quota, but because the wide-eyed little girl is just plain irresistable.
This Thursday, a critical hearing will be held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to determine whether politics played a role in a recent decision by the Obama Administration to defund the Church’s highly rated human trafficking programs.
On the same day that representatives from over 190 countries met in South Africa to tackle the issue of climate change, Pope Benedict XVI addressed a group of Italian teenagers, urging them - and all of the faithful – to be “true guardians of life and creation”.
“I have been made for heaven, and heaven for me.”
Saint Joseph Cafasso
To what extent am I truly headed toward my eternal destiny?
A Palestinian government anxious to prove to the world that it can maintain historic sites of international importance is in the process of brokering a deal between three different Christian groups whose infighting has prevented much-needed renovations to one of the Holy Land’s most beloved sites – the Church of the Nativity.