Second Sex Offender Caught Posing as “Drag Queen” for Library Story Hour

The trend toward allowing men dressed as women to read stories to youngsters in public libraries is now striking fear in many parents after two of these drag queens were discovered to be sex offenders.

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Feast of St. Pius V

April 30
Feast of St. Pius V (1504 – 1572)

“O Lord, increase my sufferings and my patience.”

-Dying words of St. Pius V


Today’s Reflection

Do I have the courage pray this prayer? Why or why not? What virtue do I most need to acquire to do so?


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Dutch Law Recognizes Aborted Babies as Legal Persons

In a gesture meant to bring closure to couples who suffered the loss of a stillborn child, the Netherlands is now allowing these grieving parents to register their child in the Personal Records Database. However, after a young woman was permitted to register the child she aborted at 14 weeks, experts say this could lead to a whole new conversation about abortion.

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Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

April 29

St. Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380)

“Eternal Trinity, Godhead, You could give me no greater gift than the gift of Yourself. For You are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being. Yes, You are a fire that takes away coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know Your truth. You are beauty and wisdom itself.”

-Adapted from a prayer of St. Catherine of Siena


Today’s Reflection

Today, I will take a few moments to meditate on this prayer of St. Catherine and see what the Lord speaks to me through it.


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Show Your Support for Students Fighting Porn on Campus

A healthy movement is afoot on U.S. campuses in the form of student-led efforts to rid their schools of internet access to pornography. The latest campaign is taking place at Catholic University of America (CUA) and students are asking you to sign their petition to show your support.

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Every kingdom divided

April 27
“Every kingdom divided against itself cannot last and every city or house divided against itself cannot stand.”

-Matthew 12:25


Today’s Reflection

How is this passage speaking to me today regarding family relationships, business relationships, friendships or community activities?

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Pray the Rosary To Save Notre-Dame Cathedral!

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

If the faithful want to see the classic Medieval architecture that made Notre-Dame de Paris one of the world’s most exquisite churches be respectfully restored, much prayer will be needed to save it from the hands of modern architects whose redesign plans will probably not reflect the reverence with which this grand cathedral was originally built.

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Listen carefully

April 26
“Why spend money on what cannot nourish and your wages on what fails to satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and you will have good things to eat.”
-Isaiah 55:2
Today’s Reflection
Is it possible that my “consumerism” prevents me from receiving the spiritual nourishment that I need?

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