Religion, patriotism, kids becoming less important to Americans

In 1998, 62% of Americans said that religious faith was very important to them. Today, according to the Wall Street Journal, that figure has dropped precipitously – to 39%. It’s one of several “traditional values” that have seen a dramatic loss among Americans, according to the Journal, which conducted a survey of Americans on values... Continue Reading →

China frees pastor jailed for Sunday service

Church of the Rock pastor, Geng Zejun, served just over a year after ‘refusing to join state-run Three-Self Church’ Pastor Geng Zejun from the Church of the Rock in in Shizuishan city of China’s Ningxia Hui province was released from prison after more than one year for allegedly conducting Sunday services. (Photo: ChinaAid via Weibo) Published: March 27,... Continue Reading →

Sunday Mass Readings

Titian, “Transfiguration,” 1560 Sunday, March 5 Second Sunday of Lent Roman Ordinary calendar Sts. Adrian and Eubulus Book of Genesis 12,1-4a. The LORD said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you;... Continue Reading →


Esther 14:1,3-5,12-141 And Esther the queen, seized with deathly anxiety, fled to the Lord;3 And she prayed to the Lord God of Israel, and said: “O my Lord, thou only art our King; help me, who am alone and have no helper but thee,4 for my danger is in my hand.5 Ever since I was... Continue Reading →

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