In Argentina, Pope Francis’ Family Members Die in Crash

Sad news today from Buenos Aires, where three relatives of Pope Francis died in a car crash early this morning.According to police reports, the car was being driven by the pope's nephew, 38-year-old Emanuel Bergoglio, when it slammed into the back of a truck at 12:30 a.m.  The family had been returning from a holiday weekend when the accident occurred.  Killed in the crash were the wife and two children, two-year-old Antonio and eight-month-old Jose Bergoglio.  The pope's nephew remains hos … [Read more...]

Australian Nun Among Dead in Malaysian Plane Crash

Of course, every life that was lost aboard the Malaysian jet which was shot down over eastern Ukraine was of immeasurable value.Lost are vacationing Dutchmen, a helicopter pilot, AIDS researchers, university students, and entire families including 100 children.My goal is not to tell you that one life was worth more than the others--only to show, by citing the contributions of one individual who lost her life this week, how much all of humankind has lost with the deaths of these 298 … [Read more...]

Remember Those Nude FEMEN Protesters? French Court Imposes €1,500 Fine

You remember the lovely ladies from FEMEN, don't you?  They're the unseemly Ukraine-based feminists who consider it their personal mission to strip naked in demand of abortion.  They especially hate the Catholic Church for its defense of traditional morality and its opposition to abortion and same-sex "marriage."So at the 10:00 a.m. Mass in Germany's Cologne Cathedral on Christmas Day 2013, they staged a protest--desecrating the altar before being hauled off by the ushers and the p … [Read more...]