Church and Lawmakers Dialogue on Moral Principles of Budget Debate

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In an important and refreshing exchange, U.S. bishops conference president Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and the author of a proposed new budget deal, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), have corresponded with one another regarding the moral implications of the ongoing budget debate.

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Blessed Mother

“Devotion to Mary is not the whole of our religion. The whole of our religion is Jesus. But whoever gives himself to Mary is led by her to her Son.”
Brother Marie- Leonard

For Reflection:
Mary desires to lead me to her Son, Jesus Christ. What one Marian devotional practice can I include in my daily life specifically for this purpose?

Controversial “Safe Schools Czar” to Step Down in July

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Kevin Jennings, a homosexual activist who has served in the U.S. Department of Education as the “Safe Schools Czar” for the last 18 months has stepped down, with some saying Jenning was pushed out for fear that his unsavory past would become an issue in the 2012 elections.

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Catholic Church Not Spared by Deadly Joplin Twister

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Included in the devastation caused yesterday by the deadliest tornado to hit Missouri since 1953 was a Catholic hospital and parish church, both of which took direct hits from the deadly twister. 

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Blessed Mother

“Love of the Blessed Virgin is not a complication nor an aside in Christianity, for, as doctrine and experience prove, Mary naturally turns us toward Jesus, and by Him toward the Father, in the Holy Spirit.”
Bishop Louis Joseph Kerkhofs

For Reflection:
How have I seen this to be true in the lives of the saints? To what extent has this been true in my own life?