The Don Newsletter Sept. 4, 2020

Click this link to hear Fr. Steve’s Good Night talk: BE BOLD. The State of the Nation By Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB Elections are 60 days away. No election in times past was ever this dramatic or consequential. In the past the political parties had significant differences but the nation always had a more or less common direction – for the common good of America. There was some degree of unity of mind and heart. Not anymore. We have lost civility. It seems that we can no longer resolve problems civilly. Courtesy and modesty no longer govern human relationships. Virtue used to play an essential role in regulating society and keeping things balanced, but we threw God out of the picture and chaos has entered our land. Unity of mind and heart as a nation is lost. There is a split in the nation about what it means to live life freely and fruitfully. There is a split in this nation about what the rights and duties of citizens of the United States are.  There is a split on a very basic human and very American philosophical understanding about the nature and purpose of life – living life so as to use...

Pray AND Take a Stand for Our Country

Join the Conversation with Cardinal Raymond Burke! Dear Friend, ~ Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. This month’s edition of Conversations with Cardinal Burke comes during dynamic, intense and trying times effecting every one of us. I imagine you are as bewildered as I am seeing the confluence of crises and overlapping emergencies erupting in 2020. And could you imagine even ten or fifteen years ago that we would see an anti-American movement where people carry a disdain for standing for the National Anthem or having schoolchildren recite in class the Pledge of Allegiance?  Much less, a shocking degree of disregard for law and order in society. It is becoming more apparent the world has enjoyed unprecedented economic development and relative peace and stability as a result of having international order. The current order was born from the ashes of the second world war. This order was born from the ashes of the first world war and was hard earned costing the world one hundred and fifty million lives who were lost over the course of the 31-year period of what was a great power war from 1914-1945. Two other examples...

Reading List: Abraham Lincoln

If you’re looking to learn more about our 16th president, the number of options is staggering. But, do not fear, we’ve picked out a few of our favorites, from robust biographies to less reverent tomes. (Personally, I’d stick with the reverent ones!) Source: Reading List: Abraham Lincoln | National Trust for Historic...

Trump’s positions and Catholic social doctrine: What we should look for? 

On November 8, 60% of voters identifying themselves as Catholic cast their votes for the now president-elect, Donald J. Trump. White born-again or Evangelical Christians supported Trump even more s… Source: Trump’s positions and Catholic social doctrine: What we should look for? – Politics – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth –...