Covington Catholic Lawsuit Aimed at Teaching Media a Lesson

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Lawyers who are suing major media outlets for their reckless coverage of a confrontation between a Covington Catholic High School student and a Native American activist at the 2019 March for Life say this case isn’t just about the libeling of a 16-year-old student, it’s about an out-of-control media that needs to be taught a lesson.

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Spiritual Goods

November 2
The Commemoration of All Souls
“We know our union with the brethren who have died in the grace and faith of Christ is not the least weakened or interrupted by their death. On the contrary it is strengthened by our conveying spiritual goods for their benefit.”
  – Second Vatican Council
Lumen Gentium, 49

Do you want to become a great saint?

November 1
“If God gives you an abundant harvest of trials, it is a sign of great holiness which He desires you to attain. Do you want to become a great saint? Ask God to send you many sufferings. The flame of Divine Love never rises higher than when fed with the wood of the Cross, which the infinite charity of the Savior used to finish His sacrifice. All the pleasures of the world are nothing compared with the sweetness found in the gall and vinegar offered to Jesus Christ. That is, hard and painful things endured for Jesus Christ and with Jesus Christ.”
-St. Ignatius of Loyola

With Each Hail Mary

October 31
Our Lady’s Rosary
   Dear Mother, I bring Thee roses

Because they are so sweet,
But lilies, my favorite flowers
I am placing at Thy feet.
Accept with each Hail Mary
A rose for Thy crown so bright,
Please don’t forget the lilies,
The lilies so pure and white.
Let them be a bond of love
And understanding rare,
And send a blessing from above
In answer to my prayer.
Loneliness would be unknown
If more people came to Thee,
With their trials and sorrows
And said their Rosary.
With each Hail Mary, they would find
Their load much lighter grow,
And in humility, kiss the cross
In peace, would onward go.
-Alice W. Sparks

Rediscovering the Rosary

October 30
“I look to all of you, brothers and sisters of every state of life, to you, Christian families, to you, the sick and elderly, and to you, young people: confidently take up the Rosary once again. Rediscover the Rosary in the light of Scripture, in harmony with the liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives. May this appeal of mine not go unheard!”
-St. John Paul II