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Persistence in Perilous Times

August 19, 2021 2 min read
Afghan flag flies over a fortress wall in Kabul

The recent headlines and heartbreaking videos out of Afghanistan highlight a great difficulty with our media and our situation in life. Disgusted with villainy, ashamed of incompetence, yes; but even more humbly when we see something so horrifying and so dire, we are confronted with our own impotence to assist.

Praise God for those who have been present there and continue assisting in these perilous times. And of course, by the power of our prayer, we are not impotent. Lord, have mercy.

An eight-year-old faces blasphemy charges in Pakistan, which carries the possibility of the death penalty.

A nineteenth-century Catholic priest from Tennessee who died in a yellow fever epidemic has been exhumed as his cause for canonization advances.

Troubled actor Shia LaBeouf has been hanging out with Franciscans to research his new role as a young Padre Pio (see stories from Variety and ChurchPop).

A lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis was tossed by a federal court, regarding hiring and firing policies based on Catholic teaching and conduct.

How have the Divine Praises changed over the centuries?

An article examines the impact that Maximilian Kolbe had in his missionary efforts in Nagasaki, Japan.

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