Fr. Edward Meeks

  Why are Supreme Court nominations so contentious these days? It didn’t used to be this way, you know. Abortion poisoned the process. Abortion has poisoned America. Abortion poisons everything. A Catholic priest, Fr. Edward Meeks, delivered a riveting homily (above) last weekend in his parish in Towson, MD. The theme pulled no punches: “Abortion…

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john paul the great birthday

By Tom Quiner Three children saw something that changed the world. The year was 1917. It took place in Portugal on May 13th at 5PM. Lucia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, were stopped in their tracks by the mystical appearance of a beautiful woman. Here’s how Lucia described the woman: She was…

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last words

By Tom Quiner Have you ever wondered what your last words will be? Leonardo da Vinci’s focused on what he didn’t get done: “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” Actor Humphrey Bogart was flip: “I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.” Atheist…

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religious movies

By Tom Quiner Holy Week is upon us. What a perfect time to enjoy good religious movies, especially with so many of us homebound due to the coronavirus lockdown. The movies that follow aren’t all overtly religious, like “Angels With Dirty Faces.” But hidden within the drama is a profound, Christlike message. A good religious…

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theology of life

The pro-life movement makes the case for the sanctity of human life by invoking the overwhelming mountain of evidence provided by science. Scientific evidence persuades secularists. However, many people of faith still accept abortion as a matter of personal conscience. This upcoming weekend’s Mass readings should give these ‘pro-choice’ Christians pause, for it makes a…

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Day of the Holy Innocents

By Tom Quiner The man was a monster even Isis could appreciate, but for the fact that he was a Jew. King Herod the Great was the Roman client king of Judea at the time Christ was born. Jewish prophesy stated that a new king, a Messiah, would be born in Bethlehem, threatening the reign…

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God

Two of the most powerful positions in the president’s cabinet are the office of the Attorney General and the Secretary of State. On October 11th, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr both gave speeches on a singularly polarizing subject:  God. The venues were different. Attorney General Barr spoke at Notre Dame University…

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