Pope Francis Issues a Letter to Families

Pope Francis with family 1

This morning in Rome, Pope Francis issued a Letter to Families.  In the letter, he urged Catholics to pray for the upcoming Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will open in October 2014.The Synod is being convened to discuss the theme of "pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization."Here is the English translation of the Holy Father's letter. Dear families,With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an … [Read more...]

What’s the Value of a Man? Pope Francis Shares His Insights

Value of a man

What is the value of a man?Benjamin Franklin quipped that from the neck down, a man was worth a couple of dollars a day; but from the neck up, he was worth anything he could think of.As donated organs and parts, a human body might be worth several million dollars.Broken down into its constituent chemicals, it's worth only about $4.50. *     *     *     *     * Pope Francis has answered this question in his own way, in a message this morning to participants in the General Assembly of … [Read more...]

GIMME SHELTER: New Pro-Life Film Coming to a Theatre Near You

Gimme Shelter

Apple Bailey is a 16-year-old runaway with an indomitable spirit.  She dreams of finding happiness and of escaping from the bleak street life she has known with her mother (Rosario Dawson), an addict and prostitute.  Apple, played by Vanessa Hudgens, tracks down the father she never knew (Brendan Fraser), who is now a successful Wall Street broker; but after only a few days in his home, Apple learns she is pregnant.When her father and stepmother direct her to seek an abortion, Apple runs a … [Read more...]