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Thomas More: The Man for This Season

Published on THE STREAM The United States of America is in a spiraling crisis. We need heroic witnesses. So allow me to share my admiration of that great man of God Thomas More. Saint John Paul II held Thomas More up as a model. “Whenever men or women heed the call of truth, their conscience […]

Chesapeake Declaration – National Day of Repentance, Prayer and Service For America

CHESAPEAKE DECLARATION We are living in a time when the very foundations of our nation are being shaken. Add to this the assault on the religious beliefs and moral convictions upon which this nation was founded and we have a crisis unprecedented in American history. This nation’s survival depends on the moral roots on which […]

The Pope’s Pentecost Message of Christian Unity

Published on THE STREAM Last weekend, on Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis joined in worship and praise with Christians from across confessional lines. Pentecostal, Evangelical and Catholic Christians from around the world gathered for the fiftieth anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. He told the faithful, Today, we are here in the open […]

Pope on Pentecost: Division isn’t from the Holy Spirit

Published on Catholic News Agency by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 4, 2017 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis said that division doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit, who forms the universal Church with both unity and diversity – and we must pray to resist the temptation to encourage division. The […]

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for everyone, Pope Francis says

Published on Catholic News Agency By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 4, 2017 / 11:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis said that the grace of the Holy Spirit is for everyone – something we must keep in mind as we continue to walk the path toward Christian unity through prayer and good works. “Share […]

The Most Important Question of Your Life

Jesus asked that question of his disciples. And we are his contemporary disciples, and he’s asking us today. The encounter is recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter sixteen, and the Gospel of St. Mark, chapter six. Matthew gives us a little more detail, and here’s the context: the disciples had been walking with […]

The Way – The First Christians

The early followers of Jesus were first called Christians at Antioch – that means followers of Christ, followers of the Messiah. So what were they call before that? They were called The Way, and the new way because they lived differently. They lived differently because of their encounter with the Lord Jesus. They thought differently. […]

Understanding the Feast of the Ascension as the Portal to Eternity

Throughout most of the Catholic Church around the world we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord on Thursday. In some places, the Feast is transferred to Sunday. However, whether celebrated on Thursday or Sunday, it is meant to be a cause for celebration. It can be – IF we allow the Holy Spirit to show […]

Pope Francis Resets Marian Devotion on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Published on Catholic Online. Permission to republish is granted On the centennial of the Apparition of Mary, the Mother of the Lord, to the children of Fatima, Pope Francis spoke from a pastors heart to hundreds of thousands who had gathered. Francis has a deep love for Mary, the Mother of the Lord. He is […]

President Trump: Restore the Office of Faith Based Initiatives

Today, President Donald Trump will sign an Executive Order protecting religious liberty. I thank God for this, but there’s another way he could send a strong signal of his respect for religious bodies. He could restore the near-moribund Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. His predecessor left the office on life support. President George W. Bush created the White House Office […]