Thanks be to God, in many places, especially here in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding. With more than half of the population vaccinated, and new infection cases dwindling, people are regaining their confidence to resume many activities they may have taken for granted before the pandemic robbed them of many freedoms.
We as pro-lifers face a tremendous challenge with the possible repeal of the Hyde Amendment. Abortion is legal in the United States of America and, sadly, it does not look like this law will be going away any time soon, especially not during this current presidential administration.
Our nation, and New York, in particular, are experiencing a massive increase in anti-Asian violence. Innocent people are being attacked for no reason, simply based on their ethnicity.
This week, we celebrate Mother’s Day. In the U.S. the annual celebration dates back to 1907 by when it was started by Ann Jarvis in Saint Andrew’s Methodist-Episcopal Church in West Virginia, the first state to make Mother’s Day an official holiday.
In a perfect world, these migrants would be able to follow proper protocols and procedures. In a perfect world, these migrants would be able to formally request asylum and legal entry into our nation. But this is not a perfect world.
Thanks be to God, the Diocese of Brooklyn is seeing more and more people coming back physically to Church to attend Mass.
Father John Cush, a Brooklyn priest who serves in Rome as the Academic Dean of the Pontifical North American College, was asked what the most important thing that people needed to know theologically. Without a pause, he stated it was the theological virtues.
Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn (d. 1940) certainly knew the value of immigrants and the fact that all human beings are born in God’s image and likeness. The son of poor Irish immigrant parents (his father was a longshoreman), Msgr. Quinn saw the horrors of war up close when he was assigned as a chaplain for the 333rd Machine Gun Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army in the “War to end all wars,” that is, the First World War.
As we approach April, Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) sports still have not been given the green light to resume competitive play. Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) could resume sports April 1 and continue interscholastic play into the summer.
The Equality Act of 2021 sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? And yet, the entire act is deeply flawed. It will be a great threat to religious freedom and will codify laws that will force beliefs that are entirely contrary to the Catholic Church’s beliefs on human sexuality and natural law.