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Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aug 1, 2014 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating affected communities and dispelling local myths.
I hear that victims of the highly infectious and contagious Ebola Virus are being brought to these United States. It’ll be the first time this deadly and highly infectious and contagious virus will be on these shores.
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it wrong for a Catholic to attend a wedding that is a civil ceremony only….even if she is my sister? I know you are very busy…answer if you can…I apologize for asking a question that I should already know the answer to…I am so very confused lately..Thank you and God bless You.
How much political cover can $1.7 million buy Planned Parenthood? That’s how much America’s leading abortion provider gave to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s election campaign, and judging by how recklessly he’s working to roll back common-sense regulations on abortion providers, the answer seems to be: quite a lot.
Details: A Catholic church will soon “take over” the space currently being rented by the last free-standing abortion clinic in Lansing, the Lansing Diocese announced this week. Bishop Earl Boyea authorized the Church of the Resurrection, located at 1531 East Michigan Avenue, to lease the 4,100-square-foot office space at 1601 E. Grand River. The church [Rea […]
By the time I arrived, the church was empty and dark. Of course, Jesus is present in the Tabernacle. But I found my prayers a bit distracted by the silence. It seems, I am out of practice at relishing the absence of sound. I wonder why. I could even hear the clock that hangs over the door to the vestibule ticking, it was so quiet.
"Caterina Maria Sudrio was the youngest of ten children, born in Benevento, Campania, Italy, on June 1, 2006. When she was just 4, she asked Father Pietro Luongo, FI, in a serious tone that she wanted to confess. She was baptized by Father Stefano Manelli, [founder of the Franciscans of the Immaculate,] and from him she received First Communion when she […]
An Australian couple who was paying a woman from Thailand to carry their twin unborn babies as a surrogate asked the woman to abort one of the babies because testing had revealed one of the babies has Down Syndrome. The couple enlisted the woman, whose family was heavily in debt, to become their surrogate and to use IVF to become pregnant. She was subsequent […]
Ryan Anderson of The Heritage Foundation just had a bracing Twitter debate about marriage and civility with Josh Barro, a reporter for the New York Times. You can read the entire exchange for yourself here, but I call attention to it
Religious violence flared in Ambon, the capital of the Mollucas region of Indonesia, leaving four people dead and rousing fears of a new round of sectarian fighting. Indonesian troops ...
Psalm 93 [Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.