The Marian Option

Another great Acton Connection When Planning the Birth of a New Society, Invite the Mother From Crisis Magazine: At a class at Acton University, Dr. Carrie Gress was lecturing about the Benedict Option and somewhat informally proposed a Marian option. She said she was impressed by the interest the proposal sparked. I happened to be […]

Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide

Are the churches of Europe turning around the decline in attendance with the “Mercy” Pope? Are Muslims dominating the schools and streets in many areas? What can we do? COMMENTARY: Europe’s population predicament bespeaks, first and foremost, a colossal evangelical failure. George Weigel in EWTN: Ten years ago, after my meditation on Europe, The Cube […]

Happy Easter

I pray for a happy day with loved ones, for all the readers of the Thee IC. Your support is appreciated. Please remember our Christian brethren, who stay strong in their faith in spite of persecution. Let us not be complacent. God Bless. From National Review: The humbling truth of Easter By Kevin D. Williamson […]

The Federalist Pipeline to the Supreme Court

An excellent article worth the read. Thank God for Leonard Leo, a strong Catholic, who is profiled. May this hope give you hope this Easter: “In 1992, they had their first child, Margaret, who was born with spina bifida, which confined her to a wheelchair and led to other medical complications. “She was a real […]

Catholic Enablers of Islam

  A bit harsh but a good read. It leaves out the Siege of Mecca and the Iranian revolution. Previously, Islam was less threatening under the Baathist movement. By William Kilpatrick in Crisis; I recently wrote a piece about the civilizational struggle with Islam. In response, a reader asked for some specific practical ways that […]

Is Jesus ‘Appearing to Muslims’ in the Middle East?

Good news from around the world. Pray for conversions to Christ here and abroad. From the Christian Post: In his recent book Unanswered, a volume that was six years in the making and intends to shed light on topics that have gone largely unaddressed within today’s Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston assures […]

An Easter Sermon from St. John Chrysostom

Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first […]

Pope Says Contraception May Be Justified

Another press conference, after an exhausting trip, on an airplane. There will be years of fallout over the different interpretations of his humble off the cuff remarks. From the WSJ: Pope Francis said the use of contraception could be justified in regions hit by the Zika virus, a stance that could reignite a debate over […]

Genocide: Priority Should be Given to Christians

It is like Rwanda. Millions suffer without asylum. What can you do to help? From Crisis: “Dhimmitude,” like takfir and sharia, is a word of which Americans were happily ignorant not so long ago. Events, unfortunately, have expanded our Arabic vocabulary. As with other Islamic concepts, the meaning of dhimmitude, even its existence, is contested […]