Today is: Friday 25.07.2014
Worthy to read
“I will appoint peace your governor, and justice your ruler. No longer shall violence be heard of in your land, or plunder and ruin within your boundaries.” Isaiah 60:17-18
A proposal to allow euthanasia for children in Belgium is a “perversion of mercy,” according to the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
The Catholic Bishops in Kenya are taking a united stand against a series of advertisements by the pro-abortion lobbying group Catholics for a Free Choice promoting condom use in the country.
The Parliamentary Assembly is concerned about the increasing occurrence of violent attacks against religious communities and individuals throughout the world on the basis of their religion or beliefs. It notes that there is not only physical, but also psychological violence against persons because of their religion or beliefs and it condemns such violence in unequivocal terms.
Harmony Brings Diversity Into Unity, But Not Uniformity
The Catholic Tunisian community has proclaimed a day of prayer and fasting for peace, on Sunday, August 25, in solidarity with the population of the Arab Countries shaken by violence and instability.
The 2013 year began with reports indicating that wherever Christians live side by side with large numbers of Muslims, they are under attack.
Psychologist Peter Kleponis on the New Cocaine and How to Get Rid of It
Israel has become the only safe haven for Christians in the Middle East, Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, wrote in a recent op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal.
"True Adoration of God Does Not Destroy, But Renews"
Stojan Adasevic will never forget the day he was organizing the filing cabinet in the doctors’ room. He was a medical student at the time. A number of gynecologists entered the room. Paying no attention to the student crouched over a pile of papers in the corner, they began swapping stories about their medical practice.
The final 24 hours of the earthly life of Jesus mark the most important event in the history of the world. Too many of us have grown hardened and insensitive to the gospel accounts of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.
This article, prepared especially for LOA, is based on two pieces published by Grzegorz Gorny in the Fall 2003 edition of the Polish-language periodical Fronda: “Report on Minorities” and “The Truth Sets You Free — an Interview by Grzegorz Gorny with Professor Gerard van den Aardweg.” For additional information on this subject, our readers may refer to the Suggested R...
When I was in grade four, a couple of friends and I started watching porno videos. The father of one of these friends had a whole stack of them. We would watch these perversions and masturbate together. This happened in the 1980s, when such material was pouring into Poland from Germany.
All indications point to the fact that the Shroud of Manoppello (otherwise known as “Veronica”) originated in Jerusalem. Scholars claim that the cloth bears the imprint of Christ’s face at the moment of His Resurrec-tion. It is probable that both the Veil and the Shroud of Turin made their way to Edessa in Cappadocia (modern-day Turkey) and remained there until the fifth century
Poland’s Institute of National Memory (IPN) estimates that about one million Poles participated in saving Jews during the period of the Nazi occupation. For offering shelter to persons of Jewish nationality, tens of thousands of Poles were murdered by SS units in the most bestial manner. The main motive for such a heroic attitude was the Gospel’s call for love of neighbor. The ...
In promoting euthanasia, abortion, or artificial fertilization we forget that we are only human beings. We are neither gods nor creators of life. We are not an objective fount of knowledge on the subject of human life; nor are we impartial judges. The fate we shape for others can visit us as well. The way we treat others can recoil upon our own heads.
The Pope’s words proved to be prophetic: upon returning to Canada in 1644, Father Jogues resumed his missionary work. In 1846 he was captured and killed by the Iroquois. Almost three centuries later, in 1930, Pope Pius XI canonized Fr. Isaac Jogues as a martyr for the faith
Lord God, make me an instrument of your love in defending the unborn and their mothers. I believe you want me to write this letter. Lead me—and the hearts of those who read it—to your infinite love.