Hobby Lobby’s 2014 Christmas Message

HOBBY LOBBY, the craft store which challenged the Affordable Care Act's requirement and refused to pay for abortifacient drugs as part of its employee health package, has once again celebrated the Christmas holiday by placing a full-page advertisement in newspapers around the country. Their latest message was designed in-house by an employee in Hobby Lobby's art department.  The advertisement, which I spotted in the Detroit News, ran on Christmas in 460 publications across the country.  This y … [Read more...]

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“Be Close to Your Children”: Pope Francis’ St. Joseph Day Message for Fathers

"Be close to your children," Pope Francis said today to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square.  "They need you.  Just as St. Joseph was close to Jesus in his physical, psychological and spiritual growth, you too must be guardians in age, wisdom and grace." *     *     *     *     * Every Wednesday, crowds gather in St. Peter's Square at 11 a.m. to hear the Holy Father teach about matters of faith, and to receive his apostolic blessing.  Today, on the Feast of St. Joseph, Pope Francis held up … [Read more...]

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ST. JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARY

Today, March 19, is the feastday of St. Joseph, husband of Mary and adoptive father of Jesus.  But what do we know about this gentle man who was entrusted with the care of the Son of God?Not much.  We know a little about him from the Gospel of Matthew and that of Luke. He was just, yet compassionate.  When, during the period of his betrothal to Mary, he discovered her to be pregnant, he did not want her to face humiliation and even stoning; so he determined to quietly divorce her.He was poo … [Read more...]

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