Viganò issues grave warning to bishops who are silent on abortion during 2020 US election | News | LifeSite

In a message directed to his brother Bishops in the US, the former papal representative to America says, “I remind my brother Bishops that they were anointed with the Holy Chrism as athletes of the Faith, not as neutral spectators of the struggle between God and the Adversary.” You have the ‘grace of state’, he tells the bishops, “to be heard by your flock, who recognizes in you the voice of the Divine Shepherd (Jn 10:2-3). Do not be afraid to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, just as the Apostles and the Bishops who succeeded them did not fear martyrdom.”  Archbishop Viganò prays that the good example of the few bishops and pastors in America who are speaking out for the unborn during this presidential election are an example to others. “I pray that the few, courageous Pastors who raise their voices to defend the inviolable and non-negotiable principles which the Lord has established in natural law, may be joined by those who today hesitate out of fear, timidity, or a false sense of prudence,” he says. 

Viganò issues grave warning to bishops who are silent on abortion during 2020 US election | News | LifeSite

Just do it: Homily for February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday

Deacon Greg Kandra posted this a couple of years ago on his blog. I repost the link here for your edification. Enjoy.

In 1971, an art student at Portland State University named Carolyn Davidson got a job doing some freelance design work for a local sporting goods company. They were looking for a company logo, an emblem. Carolyn Davidson came up with something in just a few hours. Everyone liked what she did and thanked her. For a day’s work, she was paid $35.

Little did anyone realize what Carolyn Davidson had created. That design went on to generate billions—and made history.

Click on the link below for the rest. You won’t be sorry. 

Source: Just do it: Homily for February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday

Major U.S. city bans Christian agencies from helping kids – WND

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The briefs are flooding in at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case in which the justices are being asked to reverse a Philadelphia policy that critics say is causing “grave harm” to children. The policy bars faith-based foster-care agencies from helping needy children, points out a brief from 44 members of Congress asking the court to review a lawsuit against the city brought by Catholic Social Services.

“Religiously motivated providers and parents have played a critical role in filling this need for centuries from coast to coast, and to drive them out ignores the critical need and the grave harm to children that would be caused by their loss,” the lawmakers told the court.
In another brief, officials from 10 states argued that working “with a diverse coalition of child-placing agencies provides better services to children in foster care and the potential parents eager to care for them.”
As WND reported, the city ordered Catholic Social Services to change its religious doctrine if it wanted to continue placing foster children as it had for a century.
The city’s “nondiscrimination” policy requires any partner agency to place children with same-sex couples.

Can someone tell me how a policy that to force a religious organization to change its core beliefs to bring it into line with secularists can even jokingly be referred to as “non-discrimination?” 

Source: Major U.S. city bans Christian agencies from helping kids – WND