Headline News Around the World
- Cardinal Burke Not Standing Down Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2017
- Please Pray for Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2017
- Hey Frankie Cocco: Do Us Wise Guys Get Communion Too? Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2017
- Justice Alito's Warning: Christian Persecution Rising Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2017
John is still with us, despite a great deal of suffering. That he is still here is in itself somewhat miraculous.
It seems just recently that St. Philomena has put herself in front of us again to get our attention and focus our prayers to her.
Please, then, join us in this novena to this great saint, beginning immediately, to end on March 20 (which is the date on which we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph this year).
We are asking her to obtain a complete cure for Joseph John Vennari.
Thank you, thank you.
Why can’t we figure out what is really going on? We have heard, since the last American general election, the term “fake news” being thrown around, that we can’t trust what we’re reading and hearing. It has been a huge success at creating fear and distrust, division and contention, as it was intended. We start to wonder if we can even trust our own eyes. We wonder what is going on in the Vatican and the world, and are at such a point of confusion and self-doubt that we feel we can no longer know up from down.
For many, it has the result of driving us away from public engagement altogether. If nothing you read or see on TV can be trusted – if we get conflicting and contradictory messages even from the pope – isn’t it time to just retreat? To give up trying to figure it out, and build a private enclave where we don’t have to think about it anymore?