UN to Intervene in Case of Kidnapped Catholic Girl

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A detailed report on the kidnap and forced conversion of a 24 year-old Pakistani Catholic girl will be presented to the UN Council for Human Rights within the next few weeks in order to draw attention to the plight of Christian girls who are routinely kidnapped and forced to convert before being married to Muslim men.

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Obama Administration Plans to “Snoop” on Doctors

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Doctors across the nation are reacting with concern over a new program to be launched by the Obama Administration which will involve a team of “mystery shoppers” who will pose as patients and call doctor’s offices for appointments to see how difficult it is for people to get care.

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Obedience

“Above and beyond any considerations of convenience or efficiency, the principal reason why obedience is so essential for the disciple of Christ is that it forms part of the mystery of Redemption: Christ revealed to us His mystery; by his obedience he brought about our redemption.”
Lumen Gentium, Vatican Council II

For Reflection:
According to this quotation, obedience unites me to the redemption of Christ. For whom or for what do I wish to offer my obedience as a redemptive act of love?

Tires Cut on All Chicago “Gay Pride” Parade Floats

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Chicago police are looking for the person(s) who entered a warehouse late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and cut the tires on all 51 floats destined for this weekend’s “Gay Pride” Parade.

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NY Same-Sex Marriage Battle Far From Over

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Even before the ink dried on a new bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state of New York, opponents began warning that lawsuits are on the way because the so-called “religious protections” that were tacked onto the new law will not be able to protect the faithful.

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Obedience

Obedience

“Our Lady listens attentively to what God wants, ponders what she doesn’t fully understand and asks about what she doesn’t know. Then she gives herself completely to doing the divine Will.”
St. Josemaria Escriva

For Reflection:
List the steps Our Lady takes in her obedience. How can I employ these same steps in my life of faith?