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  • Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

    Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

    • May 13, 2017

    Rosalie, the mother of Stephen Edwards, who is 55 and has scored dozens of films and television shows, died somewhat suddenly of ovarian cancer in 2006. Writing a requiem — a musical Mass for the dead — helped him both honor her and move beyond his grief.

  • Child saints have much to teach the Church on suffering, sacrifice

    Child saints have much to teach the Church on suffering, sacrifice

    • May 10, 2017

    The canonization of Fatima visionaries Jacinta and Francisco Marto will put the spotlight on the heroic holiness possible in children. Austin Ruse hopes it will “open the floodgates” in allowing other saintly children to be canonized. He highlights three children of this generation who lived lives of heroic virtue in his new book ‘Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ.’

  • Archbishop says Girl Scouts embody ‘hostile secular culture’

    Archbishop says Girl Scouts embody ‘hostile secular culture’

    • May 8, 2017

    Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas recently decided that parishes in his archdiocese would stop hosting Girl Scout troops, affiliating instead with the American Heritage Girls. In a Crux interview, he said it’s indicative of “an increasingly hostile secular culture, which is promoting things very different from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our vision of the human person.”

  • Children by grace, not nature: Adoption and Christianity

    Children by grace, not nature: Adoption and Christianity

    • May 5, 2017

    In our culture today we may too easily start to think that it’s imperative to have children who are biologically “our own” – as if children were ever simply ours. We all need to be reminded that our biological children are not simply our own. They are gifts, given into our care. The fact of adoption should teach those of us who are parents of biologically related children what being a parent actually means.

  • What the world needs is more prayer

    • May 2, 2017

    In an interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Anthony L. Lilles – author of “Fire from Above,” and academic dean of St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – talks about the deeper life of prayer. Among other things, she says that when God comes to us in prayer and reveals the immensity of His love, it’s the finest moment in our lives, and one minute in this kind of prayer does more good in the world than anything else we can do.

  • Catholic leader calls Trump healthcare plan ‘unconscionable’

    Catholic leader calls Trump healthcare plan ‘unconscionable’

    • May 2, 2017

    Sister Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association says a proposal by President Donald Trump to overhaul the health care reform enacted under Obama amounts to an “unconscionable” transfer of $880 billion from the poor to the rich. She also says she has no idea what Trump’s team may do about the contraception mandates that were part of the Obama measure.