When I tried to post this yesterday the people at blogspot were doing some scheduled maintenance work.
The Second Reading in the Office of Readings yesterday, Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter, was from the Letter to Diognetus. I found this background on it at Crossroads Initiative:
The Letter to Diognetus, dating from approximately 125AD, is the earliest example we have of an "apology," a document defending the Christian faith addressed to a non-Christian. It's author is anonymous and the "Diognetus" to whom it is addressed is also unknown. This brief but wonderful document is so close to the time of the Apostles that it is reckoned as falling within the category of the "Apostolic Fathers."
The Christian in the world
LifeSiteNews reported on Tuesday that babies of the 'wrong' sex may now be aborted for that reason alone. Pharaoh is indeed alive and well. How many potential leaders like Moses and compassionate women like Pharaoh's daughter will be killed before birth just for being male or female?