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Deepening the Perspective on Pope Francis by Russell Shaw of OSV Newsweekly -

Understanding Pope Francis - Austen Ivereigh, OSV Newsweekly

The Fifth Commandment: Standing Firm on Capital Punishment - Bob Kurland, Catholic Stand

Pope Francis Defends Human Nature Against Gender Radicals – Anne Hendershott, Crisis Magazine


Coptic Christians Murdered in Libya Whispered Name of Jesus before Execution, Bishop Says - Catholic Herald Magazine

Worship Idols Much? – Shane Kapler, Epic Pew

A Message in Blood: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross – Fr. Robert Barron, The CWR Blog

When Repentance Looks Like A Shower – Sarah Babbs, Ignitum Today

Will the Other Sleeping Giant (The Catholic Church) Awake? – William Kilpatrick, The Catholic World Report

Pro-Abortion Senator Thanks His Jesuit Education - Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

(Soon to be) Saint Milad Saber and His Twenty Companions – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Islamic State May be Getting Closer to Christian Refugee Area in Iraq – John Burger, Aleteia∝

The Hit Job on Cardinal Pell was Inevitable – Damian Thompson, The Spectator

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The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy