Why Was Alfie Evans Left to Die?

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The Lord called little Alfie Evans home at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, but the burning question remains – why was this little boy left to die against the will of his parents and so many others who were willing to help him stay alive?

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Beauty and Wisdom Itself

April 29

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

Eternal Trinity, Godhead, You could give me no greater gift than the gift of Yourself. For you are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being.  Yes, You are a fire that takes away coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know Your truth.  You are beauty and wisdom itself.

-Adapted from a prayer of St. Catherine of Siena

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Devotion to the Blessed Mother

April 28

St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716)

The greatest saints, the souls richest in graces and virtues, shall be the most assiduous in praying to our Blessed Lady, and in having her always present as their perfect model for imitation and their powerful aid for help.

-St. Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary

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Mother Seeks Justice for Daughter Who Died After Abortion

                                               Keisha Marie Atkins

The mother of a young woman who died during a late-term abortion procedure last year is now pursuing a wrongful death investigation into exactly what happened to her beautiful young daughter.

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Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo: Shining a Light on the Sanctity of Life

I love the Saints.  I love that the Church gives them to us, raises them up so that we can see what holiness looks like lived out in this life.  I love that they point to something better, brighter.  What we see in shadows, little hints in the sacrament of the everyday, the heavenly saints behold in full glory.  Here in the shadowlands we strain for a pale shimmer of heavenly sunrise, while they stand in full sun.

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