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How Mother Teresa became a saint - Christopher Hitchens

“Mother Teresa was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women. 1,167 more words


7 Trends Destroying Families Faster Than a Same-Sex "Marriage" License in Texas

Yesterday marked the issuing of the first legal gay “marriage” license in Texas, which has sparked predictable reactions from liberals and conservatives who are claiming that it is everything from a historic step forward in the fight for equality to a mortal blow to the health of marriages and families. 2,417 more words


One Dark Night

One Dark Night is John Michael Talbot’s translation of St. John of the Cross’s poem Dark Night of the Soul, which he set into music. Together with the… 387 more words


Three local soccer stars sign scholarships

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Savannah Young, Sydney Dawson and Eryn Decker have benefited from their high school soccer programs, but the trio of soccer stars have also benefited from playing for the Clarksville Club 15 travel team. 619 more words


Sixth Tuesday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day0 

“Jesus enjoined them, ‘Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.’  They concluded among themselves that it was because they had no bread.”    … 413 more words

Pope John Paul II

£5.14bn to watch Armand Traore?

£5.14bn! My eyes haven’t watered this much since Thierry Henry came back to Arsenal on loan and scored that winner against Leeds. £5.14bn. It is enough to feed hundreds of millions of people. 1,252 more words


In OSV: On Romero's complex cause

OSV Newsweekly has just published my article on the recent dramatic developments in Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification cause. Here’s a snippet:

Many viewed Archbishop Romero as a martyr and venerated his memory from the moment of his death.

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