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Author Archive: Diane McKelva

Recognized as the former Editor in Chief, Diane McKelva is now the Editor Emeritus of Catholic Stand. You can learn more about Diane and her work here.

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Women: The Infallible Barometer

May 18, AD2013 10 Comments
Women: The Infallible Barometer

Women are empowered with divine gifts that predestine them to achieve God’s plan for mankind. However, history reflects that women consistently fail to recognize these gifts or even to embrace them. Instead, with each generation women opt to embrace radical role models whose siren mantra lures them away from their Heavenly Endowment.  Meanwhile, the destiny […]

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Navigating By Faith

April 20, AD2013 4 Comments
Navigating By Faith

This past week has been challenging on many levels. I lost a precious friend to heart disease, leaving behind a husband and three teenage children. Meanwhile, the vast world beyond my front porch is in chaos, seemingly void of God or moral conscience; the Boston Marathon bombing (friend had children near the finish line at […]

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Peeling the Onion

March 23, AD2013 20 Comments
Peeling the Onion

On March 26, 2013, the March for Marriage will descend upon Washington, D.C. for a rally and protest in support of California’s Proposition 8, which is set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court the same day. This event, organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and endorsed by the United States Conference […]

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Sign of the Cross: Are You Swatting at Flies?

February 23, AD2013 2 Comments
Sign of the Cross: Are You Swatting at Flies?

True story. One Sunday morning in an Erie, Pennsylvania parish, the pastor began Mass just as it has begun in the Catholic Church for centuries. Facing the congregation of parishioners, he announced, “Let us begin. In the name of the Father… and of the Son …and of the Holy Spirit.” Suddenly, he paused. Staring out […]

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