Aid to Ecuador

Catholic agencies are beginning to build temporary shelters for thousands of families in Ecuador made homeless by the recent earthquake there.

Matter of Conscience

This past week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops joined 25 other groups in supporting “The Conscience Protection Act of 2016” (H.R. 4828). This proposal was introduced on March 22 by Reps. John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and seeks to respect the conscience rights of health care professionals and facilities.

Pope as Prophet

Pope Francis is doing something that is outrageous, at least by the standards of the world.

Understanding Pope

Pope Francis’ long-awaited response to the work of the 2014 and 2015 Extraordinary Synods on the Family was finally released and, of course, many people have weighed in, almost immediately, on the document – some without actually reading what it says.

Instant Communication

On Good Friday, the world was awaiting a crucifixion. Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest working with the martyred Missionaries of Charity in Yemen, was kidnapped on March 4. Suspected to be the work of Islamic terrorists, no one has claimed responsibility for last month’s attack in which gunmen killed four Indian nuns, two Yemeni female staff members, eight elderly residents and a guard.

Protecting the Innocent

On Holy Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a Republican, signed a bill that bans abortions motivated by fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome. The bill also prohibits abortions motivated by the race or gender of the fetus. It also mandates that the only way to dispose of an aborted fetus is through burial or […]

Weekend of Mercy

The Lord’s gift to us is His peace. It is part and parcel of the very nature of God as the Divine Mercy. This weekend, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday as we conclude the Easter Octave. Mercy has become quite the catchphrase in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. What is mercy? Mercy is the ability […]

Light Conquers Darkness

Perhaps more than ever, we need the realization, in the midst of all the tragedy that surrounds us, that the battle is already won.

A Catholic University

This past week, the Archdiocese of Washington rightly criticized a Georgetown University student group’s invitation to the president of Planned Parenthood to speak on campus.

Holy Week Begins

This Sunday begins Holy Week, the most sacred time of our Church’s liturgical calendar… Pray for the grace to fully participate in Holy Week.