Keepers of the Faith and Culture

Keepers of the Faith and Culture

We sure live in perplexing times.  I think we will make it through, barely…. sometimes crawling and clinging, God willing, we will get to the finish line, dusty but intact. I worry deeply about my grandson’s generation and those following, who will have only grown up in a society where relationship to and confidence in…
Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

CNA—The man who attempted to enter New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying gasoline, lighter fluid, and a lighter will face criminal charges. The attempted entry was the second time this week the man was arrested at a Catholic cathedral. Marc Lamparello, 37, was apprehended April 17, 2019, by St. Patrick’s Cathedral security around 8 p.m.…
Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

CNA—Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays, died Holy Wednesday aged 91. Schall was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Pocahontas, Iowa, and after high school spent time at the University of Santa Clara and in the U.S. Army. He entered the California…
Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured. “The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from the Islamic State,” the Islamic State said through…
Court rules against Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

Court rules against Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

CNA—After a yearlong legal struggle, a federal appeals court has ruled that city contractors in Philadelphia must place foster children with same-sex couples, a ruling that threatens the future of the local Catholic archdiocese’s foster placement program. “We’re disappointed that the court decided to let the city place politics above the needs of kids and…
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