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New: "The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the Saints Helped Me to Discover the Beauty of the Cross" INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - October 2, 2015 ... Discover the Beauty of the Cross by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is a Catholic author, a radio and television host, and an inspirational speaker known and admired from coast to coast. Yet with all of her public exposure, she has revealed very little about her personal history, that is, until now. When she discovered that sharing her struggles gives encouragement to others, she was persuaded to write this story of her life. Growing up in a ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/10/new-the-kiss-of-jesus-how-mother-teresa-and-the-saints-helped-me-to-discover-the-beauty-of-the-cross.html
The Migrant Crisis: Compassion and Common Sense CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 17, 2015 ... for many was the image of a drowned Syrian child which went viral. There should, of course, be no doubt about what to do if you spot a drowning boy in the water or if a hungry person shows up at the door. But the photo tells us absolutely nothing about what sort of immigration policies governments should adopt. It could be argued that if European immigration policy was less liberal and its welfare allowances less generous, fewer people would risk their lives to get there. And what about the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/aeMpyAr0Fe0/the-migrant-crisis-compassion-and-common-sense
Pornchai Moontri: Mercy to the Max THESE STONE WALLS - June 24, 2015 A new site, Mercy to the Max highlights the work of prominent Catholic writers on the inspiring story of Pornchai Moontri from despair to Divine Mercy conversion. We need your help for a simple but profoundly important task. Readers of These Stone Walls know that I have struggled against the injustices of false witness and wrongful imprisonment for going on 21 years. Six years ago, after 15 years in this prison, These Stone Walls came into being, dedicated to the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/4mTvK5Cdxkc/
A Summons to Courage and a Reminder of Victory in an Old Hymn COMMUNITY IN MISSION - June 14, 2015 There is a lesser known hymn, at least in Catholic circles, that is remarkably appropriate for our times. It challenges us to see the choice before us soberly, and encourages us with the fact that the victory is already ours if we choose Christ Jesus. In times like these we need courage and conviction; this hymn serves as a powerful anthem to such a call. I would like to present the verses of the hymn and supply commentary throughout. First, though, a little background: ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/06/a-summons-to-courage-and-a-reminder-of-victory-in-an-old-hymn-2/
The Real Toronto 'OD'S BLOG! - June 11, 2015 ... "the Belfast of North America." A city that still boasted a "Temperance Street." Both raps remain perfectly correct. "Multiculturalism," now all the rage there, requires a tacit admission that there is no local mainstream culture. The original Presbyterian intolerance has been replaced by a new brand of self-righteousness, the intolerance of political correctness. Which is still anti-Catholic. But as a vacation destination, Toronto can still be a fun place to be. A few trips ...http://odsblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-real-toronto.html