Food for thought...

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When even our Presidential contests become absorbed into the entertainment culture, and people focus on the tabloid (which we cynically refer to as a "circus") rather than trying to determine the common good; when people's votes are purchased by pecuniary interest rather than principle (and even our term for money is "bread"); then we have returned to the politics of the Roman Empire.

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for August

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VATICAN CITY, 28 July 2015 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for August is: "That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy".

His intention for evangelization is: "That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbours to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society".

FRANCIS-PRAYER INTENTIONS/VIS 20150728 (70)
Published by VISarchive - July 28, 2015

 

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Whither goest, thou, Humanity?

Pope St. Pius X recognized that the growing craze he called Modernism was a significant threat to civilization. People use the term Post-modernism to describe what's happening, today. They also call it the New Age, the New World Order, and even The Age of Aquarius. In short, it's a kind of paganized and radically nominalized version of Modernism.

On "civil unions" and related schema

In a position statement (probably from a few years ago) on the nature of marriage and its recognition and regulation by civil society (see "One Man, One Woman, For Life: Lead Messages on Marriage Redefinition"), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated the following about "civil unions", etc.

On the origin of "the wrong side of history"

I've come across the glib phrase "the wrong side of history" rather a lot, lately. According to a comment on the provenance of this phrase found in the link attached here, it is related to the phrase "God is on our side." I find that to be a very revealing comment.

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