Now is the Time to Demand Ethical COVID-19 Vaccines!

In the rush to create a vaccine to protect the public from the coronavirus, pharmaceutical companies are once again resorting to the use of aborted fetal cell lines. Now is the time to do as our Church advises and exercise our duty to demand that the healthcare system provide ethical vaccines.

Read the rest…

Reflections on the Value of Life from a Young Woman of Grace

Maria Middleton

Maria Middleton was a young teen when she participated in the Young Women of Grace program at her school and learned what it meant to be authentically feminine and to claim the dignity that was hers by virtue of being a daughter of God. Her life was like any other young teens until that fateful day in January 2019, when she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on her brain stem. From that moment on, everything changed.

Read the rest…

Fight “Pandemic Stress” With Catholicism, not Crystals

The coronavirus hucksters are out in full force, and many of them are peddling New Age gimmicks that they think you need to help you through this crisis. Don’t let “pandemic stress” induce you to buy products that offer a momentary glimmer of hope while sacrificing your spiritual health.

Read the rest…

Abortion & COVID-19: They Won’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

True to form, the abortion industry is doing everything in its power to capitalize on the coronavirus emergency by using this pandemic to expand access to abortion. Thanks to the vigilance of the pro-life movement, many of their efforts have been successfully thwarted.

Read the rest…

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Visualize the End of the Coronavirus

Right about now, most of the planet is experiencing “cabin fever.” After almost two weeks of confinement, we’re sick of having no where to go but the grocery store and the pharmacy. Well, if you were part of the New Age “vision board” craze, you would simply hang pictures of fun things to do on a poster board along with uplifting positive words like, “go shopping” and “have a party” and – poof! – this whole coronavirus mess would be over. Can that really work?

Read the rest…

Plenary Indulgence Granted for Victims of COVID-19 and Those Who Pray for Them

According to a decree issued today by the Vatican’s Apostolic Penitentiary, a plenary indulgence is being granted for Catholics who are afflicted with COVID-19 and those who care for them, as well as those who pray for them.

Read the rest…

Pope to Lead Worldwide Rosary Tonight at 9:00 PM

As the world celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph amidst the isolation and anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis is calling upon the faithful around the world to join him in praying the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary for protection from the coronavirus at 9:00 PM their time (4 pm Eastern/3 pm Central/2 pm Mountain/1 pm Pacific).

Read the rest…

Beware of Those Who “Channel” Catholic Saints

One of our readers recently alerted us to a channeler who has been luring Catholics into attending online sessions in which she “channels” the Archangel Michael, Padre Pio, and other saints who deliver personal messages. Is this ever possible?

Read the rest…

Lent + Coronavirus = An Unprecedented Spiritual Opportunity

We might as well admit it right up front – this is a Lent like most of us have never seen in our lifetime. A killer virus is sweeping the planet. We’re virtually quarantined in our homes; the kids are off; events are cancelled; the churches are closed; and we’re all drowning in toilet paper (or trying to). Could it get any worse? Probably, but let’s not go there.

Read the rest…