Posted on May 4, 2015. Full Post.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Protector of Life and Family

Baroque pulpit by Hendrik Frans Verbruggen at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula.
The month of May is traditionally a time to honor Mary, the Mother of God. This is a fitting time to reflect on the essential role she plays in our salvation and in our missionary apostolate promoting life and family. During this month we should strive to deepen our knowledge and love of her through prayer, especially the rosary, the veneration of her images, the reading of Sacred Scripture, the study of the Church’s teachings and the great Marian theologians. The Bible tells us not to despise prophecy. Therefore, we should also be open to the Marian apparitions that the…
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Reclaiming the Culture for Life

Posted on Apr 30, 2015. Full Post.
Having just returned from an intense mission with Family Life International in New Zealand, I wanted to share with you how vital it is to reclaim the culture for life! With…
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Storks’ Fertility Illuminates Irony of Camino’s Abandoned Villages

Posted on Apr 29, 2015. Full Post.
Following the ancient pilgrimage “Camino” to Santiago de Compostela, I was amazed at the number of storks, a traditional symbol of fertility. In fact, a common scene was storks nesting…
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Herodian-Style Measures Target NGOs after Referendum Postponement

Posted on Apr 28, 2015. Full Post.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The postponement of Tanzania’s referendum on the pro-abortion constitution has been widely interpreted by many, opponents and sympathizers alike, as a defeat for the government.…
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Growing in Faith along the Camino

Posted on Apr 25, 2015. Full Post.
It seems self-evident that a pilgrimage is an act of faith and religious devotion. The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, in particular, is a punishing path that only a masochist…
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