Intelligent E.T. Life Apart from Earth: What a Famous Scientist Concluded

Intelligent E.T. Life Apart from Earth: What a Famous Scientist Concluded

Over the past few years there has been consistent and growing talk in the media (and elsewhere) about the probability of there being intelligent life forms elsewhere in the universe. Much of this is due to grainy video footage and some Congressional hearings on the topic of UFO’s (but they don’t call them UFO’s any…

St. Agnes, Patron Saint of the New Chapter in Building a Culture of Life — (Full Text of Archbishop Cordileone)

St. Agnes, Patron Saint of the New Chapter in Building a Culture of Life — (Full Text of Archbishop Cordileone)

San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2023—Full text of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s homily at newly comissioned Mass for Life which debuted on the Feast of St. Agnes prior he 2023 Walk for Life West Coast. Full text (and video) follows. When the idea first came to me to commission a new Mass of sacred music for…

Profiting from Abortion

Profiting from Abortion

I’d like to start this article by wishing all of you a very happy 2023! Hopefully, it will prove to be more rewarding from an investment standpoint than the exceedingly disappointing 2022. Also disappointing is the recent, January 3rd, policy change by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that allows pharmacies to sell mifepristone. What…

Remembering Cardinal George Pell

Remembering Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell, whom I believed to be a modern-day saint, passed away on January 10th. It was a great pleasure to get to know Cardinal Pell during visits to Rome over the years. As a testimony to his faith in God and His divine teachings, he loved sacred tradition and pursued truth with persistence…

Select Video Interviews and Three Prison Journals: The Inspiring, Down-to-Earth Wisdom of Cardinal Pell, made more profound in a prison cell

Select Video Interviews and Three Prison Journals: The Inspiring, Down-to-Earth Wisdom of Cardinal Pell, made more profound in a prison cell

Written to offer hope to strengthen others, Cardinal Pell wrote three pages a day during his 13 months in prison. These pages became three published books referred to as Cardinal Pell’s prison journals: Prison Journal, Volume 1 — George Cardinal Pell, George Weigel Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal — George…

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

The following is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2023. Like a rising star (cf. Num 24:17), Jesus comes to enlighten all peoples and to brighten the nights of humanity. Today, with the Magi, let us lift…

Benedict XVI: ‘A role model for holiness’

Benedict XVI: ‘A role model for holiness’

In an interview with Vatican News, Dr. Michael Hesemann, a close friend of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and his brother Georg Ratzinger, says: “instead of mourning, it is time to thank God that he was among us”, and reflects on how “we all had the opportunity to rediscover Christianity by his constant inspiration,…

Bishops reflect on personal memories of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Bishops reflect on personal memories of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services:  “I remember many meetings with him while I served in the Secretariat of State, and I will never forget his greeting to me at the first General Audience I attended some weeks after his…

The Empty Crib

The Empty Crib

At this time of year, in the weeks before Christmas, our house is usually bustling with activity as we move decorations from their basement storage to places of prominence on the main floor.  My personal favorites are the nativity scenes.  You might accuse us of being “crèche obsessed” as we have one in the front hall,…

Being Thankful, Breaking the Poverty Cycle, and Education as a Battleground

Being Thankful, Breaking the Poverty Cycle, and Education as a Battleground

Beginning to think about Christmas gets a power boost as we get into Advent and the four Sundays before Christmas day. Sharing the daily Bible readings of the Mass and the stories in the various daily devotionals we read gets Pat and me in a reflective mood. There is no question that the world changed…

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

There is a commonly held belief that Christmas, besides celebrating the birth of our Lord, brings what is known as a Santa Claus rally in the stock market. Since we’re approaching that time of year, I thought it might be interesting to delve into the numbers and see if this perception is truly fact or…

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s address to Medical Doctors for Covid Ethics International (MD4CE International)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s address to Medical Doctors for Covid Ethics International (MD4CE International)

Dear and distinguished friends, Allow me first of all to thank Doctor Stephen Frost for the invitation he has extended to me to speak to you. Along with Doctor Frost I also thank all of you: your commitment to fighting the psychopandemic propaganda is commendable. I am well aware of the difficulties you have had…

My Opinion, Truth, Passivity and Your Vote…. POWERFUL!

My Opinion, Truth, Passivity and Your Vote…. POWERFUL!

In the Word for Today it references the book War on the Saints, where Jessie Penn-Lewis writes: “The chief condition…for the working of evil spirits in human beings is PASSIVITY….Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (1 Pe 5:8) Have…

Will the Supreme Court Hold Google Accountable?

Will the Supreme Court Hold Google Accountable?

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new case, Gonzales v. Google, seeking to hold Google and its subsidiary, YouTube, legally responsible for injuries to victims of terrorism promoted on their sites. This case has implications far beyond terrorism, potentially making these companies responsible whenever their web search algorithms steer viewers to dangerous content. …

BOOK REVIEW: Combat Fighter Pilot Shares His Brush with Death and His New Mission in Life

BOOK REVIEW: Combat Fighter Pilot Shares His Brush with Death and His New Mission in Life

A review of ICARUS 2.0—Lt. Col. Peter Smith USAF (Ret) is one of the very few combat pilots to survive an ejection over 400 mph. ICARUS 2.0 is his story of survival and a checklist of learnings that can be used by all when facing uncertainty.  After a daylight training mission over the Gulf of…

St. Thomas More and California Proposition 1

St. Thomas More and California Proposition 1

I recently attended Orange County’s (OC) Red Mass sponsored by the OC St. Thomas More Society celebrating the County’s Bench and Bar and the start of a new Supreme Court term. Walking in from the parking lot I was gratified to see large “NO ON PROPOSITION 1” banners. Here’s why… Proposition 1 is a proposed…

Texas Law declares “No More Censorship”: Update on State Laws Against Big Tech Censorship

Texas Law declares “No More Censorship”: Update on State Laws Against Big Tech Censorship

The big internet platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google are no longer allowed to censor conservative viewpoints in Texas. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Texas law outlawing Big Tech censorship, requiring the social media platforms to disclose and justify their editorial standards. While this is generally good news for…

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a Christian” and dedicated her life to the spiritual encounter with Christ in eucharistic adoration and other practices. The pope emeritus wrote that his own personal experience was similar to what Mother Julia Verhaeghe went through…

Changing Landscape in Tech could affect your bottom line… in ethics as well as dollars

Changing Landscape in Tech could affect your bottom line… in ethics as well as dollars

With all the news coverage around Roe v Wade Catholic business owners may have missed a change a few days earlier that affects their daily technology footprint costs. Google recently announced that it will now charge for basic technology needs that used to be offered free to businesses. According to the New York Times, “Google…

Finding Hope In The Midst of Brokenness

Finding Hope In The Midst of Brokenness

Pat and I attended the Napa Institute Summer Conference in Napa Valley, California, held at the exquisite Meritage Hotel, then went to Carmel, one of our absolute favorite places. More on Napa later, but first to share something that happened to us on the beach in Carmel. When Might a Young Boy Realize The Value…

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