Consecration is the Answer

These last few days in Rome have been both difficult and edifying. As leaders come together for the Rome Life Forum and today’s March for Life, there is both a certain sense of urgency and a shared sense of faith and trust in Our Lord. There is much to say here – far more than . . . Read more

The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a celebration of the Woman whose fiat was used to God to change the world. It is at the same time . . . Read more

Formation, Formation, Formation

Ireland really is a beautiful country. Even if you’ve never been here, you could guess what the weather is like in the early Fall—some light showers, mostly cloudy, temperature hovering around 60 degrees. The weather can be harsher than this, but we’ve been blessed on this trip, and not only with the weather. The environment . . . Read more

Religious Freedom this Memorial Day

After decades of catastrophic birth rates — the consequence of birth control and abortion, disdain for the natural family, the rejection of God and natural law, and population decline paralleled by an aging society — Europe is facing a cultural, demographic, and economic crisis. This does not only impact the lives of Europeans; it also . . . Read more

Marching for Life in Brussels

The terrible Brussels bombings were rightly given a great deal of coverage in the mass media and they were strongly denounced by all who had a voice. What was strange was that these opinion-makers and personalities don’t seem to perceive or don’t want to perceive the diabolical ideology that motivated the attacks. If the attacks . . . Read more

A March for Life of Five Million?

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear…” 1 John 4:18: This famous passage from the First Letter of John often comes to me in prayer. This may be because my night prayers often follow very long days full of conversations with faithful who fear for the future of their families and . . . Read more

True Story II – Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life

“These countries are in crisis. They need to do something radical to move away from the Culture of Death… and if they don’t, they are going to disappear.”— Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination, Human Life International In Hungary and Poland we find two European nations whose people and deep Christian roots have suffered terribly . . . Read more