Author: Birgit J

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When Receiving the Eucharist Becomes a Lie

Faithfully practicing Catholics often recoil at the contradictory nature of public figures’ actions and their claims of being Catholic. Especially when they continue their scandalous behavior and yet, present themselves for Holy Communion. How can, for example, the Speaker of the House claim to be faithfully Catholic, regularly receive the Eucharist, and yet vigorously fight for the right to abortion?...

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Tolerating Ourselves Right Into Hell

Wake up people! We are on our way to hell! Tolerance has become the word of the century. Lest we be accused of being intolerant, we stay silent on the most obnoxious topics. There is an all out war raging against what is good, right, and just. Yet we sit in our pews weekly (weakly) and listen to the Word,...

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Fighting Against Safe Abortions

In 2014 a pro-life bill, Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, or Act 620, was passed into law in the state of Louisiana. Written by Rep. Katrina Jackson (D), it was passed by a 88 -5 vote in the Louisiana House and 34 – 3 in the Senate. Jackson, chair of the Louisiana Legislature Black Caucus stated that the law is about...

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Excommunication Or Not
That is the Question

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made frequent public statements at odds with Catholic teaching, the pro-life Catholic public was outraged at the scandal she publicly professed. There were calls for her excommunication. She even called abortion ‘sacred ground’ when asked about her opposition to a bill banning late-term abortions’. “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me…....

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White, Catholic, Conservative
The Accepted Form of Bigotry

As the story of the post-March for Life encounter between an Indian activist and a Covington Catholic HS student continues, much misinformation remains. At first blush, media narratives and abbreviated video clips appeared to indict student, Nick Sandmann. Wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) cap, he stood closely facing an ageing Indian man. The Indian, Nathan Phillips, was beating a...

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3 Things For Pro-Life Advocates to Learn
For The Movement to Survive

Loyalty Do not turn on your own. Especially when the conclusive facts are not in. This was the bitter lesson learned by the Covington Catholic High School teens at the conclusion of the March for Life. Not only the secular media, but even their own school, the Diocese of Covington, and pro-life leaders initially gave credence to the false narrative...

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
They Are Called Extraordinary for a Reason

Communion Ministers, a term commonly ascribed to those who participate in the Liturgy of the Eucharist by assisting the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion, is a misnomer. This may explain many misconceptions concerning the purpose for their role and their extensive use. The proper title, though largely ignored, is Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Correcting the misused label...

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The Four Manifestations of Christ

Jesus lived an obscure, private family life for three decades. During this time His life was not unlike any others of His time in history. Scripture tells us that Mary pondered many things in her heart. She knew His full identity and knew he was destined for greatness. Undoubtedly, she also greatly basked in the honor of raising the Son of...