January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Want to have a monthly collection of the most important Catholic news from LifeSite in a beautiful full color magazine? While some may not know about it yet, Faithful Insight, a publication of LifeSiteNews, has just published its fourth issue. Dedicated to the service of Christ through Our Lady, this magazine, unlike LifeSiteNews, is specifically intended for Catholics, but like LifeSiteNews, hopes to strengthen faith, life, the natural family, and freedom, by arming readers with truthful news and views and many inspiring stories from a faithfully Catholic perspective.
The name Faithful Insight is one rendering of the Latin phrase ‘sensus fidelium’ better known in English as ‘sense of the faithful’ which the Catechism calls, a “supernatural sense of the faith,” where “all the faithful share in understanding and handing on revealed truth.” That sensus fidelium or faithful insight is bolstered as we see the truths of God confirmed in science and human experience. Conversion testimonies, the words of true fathers of the faith and the witness of countless martyrs “manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals.”
Faithful Insight magazine is intended for an international audience but is currently only available in the United States and Canada. Faithful Insight launched in September as the last authentically Catholic news magazine in Canada, Catholic Insight, ceased its paper publication after more than 20 years of service. The first issue was dedicated to Fr. Alphonse de Valk whose courageous work in founding and running Catholic Insight has served the Church by helping countless Canadian Catholics to maintain and strengthen their faith in perilous times.
The guiding principle of LifeSiteNews will also permeate Faithful Insight – Caritas in Veritate – Love in Truth. It is not a love that is sentimental or afraid to risk loss of worldly respect, but the love a parent would show – a willingness to speak the hard truth out of love for the ultimate well being of their child.
It is rather painfully obvious we are living in times St. Paul warned about in 2 Timothy 4 when he said “they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” But the apostle to the Gentiles strictly directed Timothy preach the truth nonetheless. “I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: Preach the word: be instant in season and out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.”
Finally, this magazine is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. True Devotion to Mary is as St. Pope John Paul II said, “indispensable to anyone who means to give himself without reserve to Christ and to the work of redemption.”
Hopefully you will find Faithful Insight to be edifying for your spiritual lives. Please pray for us, for the success of Faithful Insight, and especially for the situations you will read about in the pages of this magazine. Prayer is our most powerful weapon in the culture war.