Social Media Execs Grilled on Censorship of Pro Life Viewpoint

The outrage that ensued after Twitter inexplicably suspended the Unplanned movie account on its opening weekend not only boosted the film, but resulted in a U.S. Senatorial subcommittee hearing on Wednesday during which social media execs were grilled on evidence of “one-sided discrimination” against the movie and the pro-life viewpoint in general.

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Lenten Journey with the Saints: Day 37

April 11
“Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.”
St. Francis de Sales
Today’s Reflection
Have you fallen on the Lenten journey? Has your cross been too heavy to carry? Today is a great day to be patient with yourself.

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Murdered Rwandan Couple Considered for Sainthood

Cyprien and Daphrosa Rugumba in 1992 in the garden of their home in Kigali, Rwanda. (Wikicommons)

A Rwandan couple who raised 10 children while enduring a rocky marriage and political violence that would eventually end their lives, is being considered for sainthood.

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Lenten Journey with the Saints: Day 36

April 10
“Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty. Let us not forget that real poverty hurts: no self-denial is real without this dimension of penance. I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.”
-Pope Francis
Today’s Reflection
What have your Lenten sacrifices cost you thus far? Could you do more? As we enter into Holy Week, prayerfully consider Pope Francis’s reflection and ask Our Lord how you can make the best of the remainder of Lent.

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Notre Dame Refuses to Filter Porn from University WiFi

(Credit: Michael Fernandes courtesy of WikiCommons)

In spite of a request by dozens of men of Notre Dame asking the University to filter out pornography from its WiFi, school administrators have brushed off the request and are agreeing to do nothing more than suggest that students voluntarily adopt filters.

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Planned Parenthood Loses $44 Million in Taxpayer Funds

The U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS) released a list of Title X grants that will no longer include Planned Parenthood affiliates in five states because of their affiliation with abortion, a cut that amounts to a loss of about $44 million in taxpayer funding.

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Is there Such a Thing as Secular Mindfulness?

BD writes: “I have repeatedly asked my therapist to find something other than mindfulness to help me with my anxiety issues. But he insists that this therapy has no Buddhist roots (even though he admits that it is based on the MBSR) and has been secularized. Is this true?”

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