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In the last election abortion was on the ballot in several states. In many cases pro-life legislation failed to pass. For example, in Kentucky, which consistently votes Republican, an amendment to … more
The Book of Sirach chronicles various types of friends. The inspired author notes, “There are friends when it suits them; but they will not be around in time of trouble … [but] faithful … more
A striking image confronts every priest who exits the sacristy of St. Peter’s Basilica before celebrating Mass. Roncalli’s “Altar of the Lie” depicts an authoritative St. … more
The very fact that we have an All Souls’ Day on the liturgical calendar of the Church reminds us of the importance of praying for the dead. It also serves to remind us that Purgatory is real … more
At Mass a couple of Sundays ago, we heard the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The Pharisee is rightly criticized by commentators and homilists for his pride, which was clearly … more
It is a time for us to pray to the Master of the harvest to send more good men and women to answer His callThere’s a tradition in which newly ordained priests create a prayer card to … more
On October 16, 1978 Karol Józef Wojtyla began his papacy under the name John Paul II. Just a few days later, on October 22, at his inaugural Mass, he urged the crowd in St. Peter’s … more
In the 19th century, the American Catholic hierarchy rejected various tenets of “lay trusteeism,” which sought to dismantle canonical models of parochial governance. Akin to their … more
One of the criticisms against those who oppose abortion is that such adherents largely ignore the needs of children and mothers after birth. Canards like this largely ignore widespread evidence to … more
Bill Donahue, the President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has a Ph.D. in sociology. As a trained sociologist, he’s often been critical of past surveys of Catholics, … more
It’s the first week of October, which means the Major League Baseball playoff season is about to begin (unfortunately minus the Red Sox). Also absent will be the legendary play-by-play … more
With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the long-awaited ascent of her son to become King Charles III, England has become the focus, once again, of great pageantry and palace intrigue. There is … more
On September 15, two planes landed in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Onboard were 50 undocumented migrants from Venezuela looking to find refuge. This event follows similar stories of … more
While on the plane home after his three day trip to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis answered questions from journalists. One journalist questioned the pope regarding the sale of weapons to Ukraine. The pope … more
The world mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II alongside her subjects this past September 8. Providentially, Her Majesty died on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Heavenly … more
Mourners attentive to the Church’s funeral rites will often hear these words from the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under … more
Padre Pio led many people to conversion during his earthly life, and he continues to do so from his place in God’s eternal Kingdom. One of his most recent heavenly converts is actor Shia … more
Does your son or daughter have a “gender support plan”? If he or she does, you probably don’t know about it. As Edie Heipel stated in a recent Catholic News Agency article, … more
In Jesus Christ we find “the way, the truth, and the life.” He tells us how we receive that life: “whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him … more
The summer months provide ample time for relaxation and retreat from the busyness of the year’s many tasks. Even Jesus recognized the need for rest. Witnessing the stress experienced by his … more
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