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Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Priests at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Little Italy, California, which is at the center of a heated controversy over a funeral service for an openly homosexual man, say the whole episode was misrepresented to the public by homosexual activists.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist
In spite of the gross lewdness that took place during last weekend's "Gay Pride" parades, the mainstream media mostly whitewashed it out of their coverage.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Besieged on all sides by lawsuits or state legislation aimed at either defunding them or regulating their abortion practice, a Planned Parenthood spokesman admitted that the amount of litigation they are currently involved in is "unprecedented."
"The power of obedience! The lake of Gennesareth had denied its fishes to Peter's nets. A whole night in vain. Then, obedient, he lowered his net again to the water and they caught 'a huge number of fish.' Believe me: the miracle is repeated each day." St. Josemaria Escriva For Reflection: How full am I willing to have "my nets" be? Dear Lord, help me resolve to be obedient to you in all things. Let me respond spontaneously and with love to all that You ask of me - the easy things and the most difficult. Help me to remember that Your obedience brought redemptive grace into the world. May my obedience be united to Yours so that a "big catch" may be obtained for the Kingdom of God. Mother Mary, intercede for me. Amen.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An explosive new report from an Indian journalist has revealed that parents desperate for a son are subjecting their girl children, some as young as one year, to undergo sex change operations to turn them into boys.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Bishop of San Diego is under fire for cancelling - and then reinstating - the right for a homosexual man living with a partner to have a Catholic funeral.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In response to the many U.S. dioceses that are facing severe financial pressure as a result of the sex abuse crisis, and are now being forced to close parishes, the Congregation for the Clergy is working on a document that will provide guidelines for the closing or merging of parishes.
"I often thought my constitution would never endure the work I had to do, (but) the Lord said to me: 'Daughter, obedience gives strength.'" St. Teresa of Avila For Reflection: Embracing the will of God with love and joy gives us the strength we need for every situation and makes our efforts fruitful. How does this knowledge apply to me today?
I couldn't resist writing this blog in response to a press release I just received about a new book that supposedly contains words of wisdom from the Archangel St. Michael that were received via automatic writing.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the final days leading up to the next World Youth Day, which will be held in Madrid from August 16-21 of this year, the Vatican has released statistics showing that nearly a half million youth are registered to attend.
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