Washington State Allows Dead to Become Human Compost

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Thanks to a new bill that was just signed into law by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, there are now three options to choose from when determining what will be done with our human remains – burial, cremation, or to become a couple wheel-barrels full of compost. It might sound eco-friendly to some, but how does it line up with Church teaching on the proper treatment of the dead?

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Storehouse of blessings

May 24
“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.“
-Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
Today’s Reflection
What blessings have unfolded in my life due to my adherence to the Rosary?

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The Wounded Roots of Today’s Toxic Feminism

Today’s feminism, with its trendy slogans and undying support for the right to choose even when it costs the life of another, is nothing new, and it’s just as mean-spirited as it was in the 1960’s when feminism was birthed. This is because the foundation of this movement was built on the rage of its wounded founders who chose to make a living off their wrath rather than seek healing and restoration. If more women understood the sad roots of this movement, they might think twice before putting on those pink hats.

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Mary, our great intercessor

May 23
“Mary is our great intercessor with the Lord, and interceding with her through the Rosary can be an especially uplifting and fruitful way to pray for
those we love.”
–Vinny Flynn
Today’s Reflection
Whom am I called to pray for today?

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Hold Me Close

Where is your resting place? In every home we purchase, I find that God gives me a spot where I can snuggle up and rest in His loving arms. Whether it is a favorite chair, a prayer room, or a place with the perfect view, for me it is the place where I am best able to enter into prayer. I know that my Heavenly Father is waiting there for me to meet with Him each day, so I go.

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French Court Orders Man’s Life Support Resumed

Just hours after a French hospital withdrew nutrition and hydration to a young man who has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident in 2008, a French court intervened and ordered the hospital to restore life support.

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Ground to dust

May 22
“I would like to be ground to dust for the Immaculate Virgin and have the dust be blown away by the wind all over the world.”
–St. Maximilian Kolbe
Today’s Reflection
How can I, like St. Maximilian Kolbe, allow myself to be dust that’s blown all over my piece of the world?

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Vandals Paint Pro-Abortion Graffiti on Catholic Church

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Parishioners who came to Mass on Sunday morning at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania were met with a shocking surprise – pro-abortion graffiti written in black spray paint across the church doors and an exterior wall.

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The Twelve Tribes Cult is Dangerous!

We received a heartbreaking call from a listener to EWTN’s Women of Grace Live show last week about her daughter who had become involved with a group known as the Twelve Tribes. Even more distressing is that the young woman took her son – our caller’s grandson – to live with the group. It was with a heavy heart that we told her what we know about the Twelve Tribes.

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