Recognizing Conscience

In a rare triumph for religious freedom and the liberty of the conscience, the Trump Administration was able to issue rules, albeit interim, concerning the exemption for religious organizations who do not wish to supply contraception and abortifacients for their employees.

Discovering Columbus

This weekend, we reach that Monday in October so longed for by school teachers, that first three-day weekend, that first day off, at least for Catholic school teachers. Yes, Columbus Day is rapidly approaching and, as it has been for several years now, the man whom we commemorate is a figure of controversy.

Stand for the Anthem

Everyone who has studied high school physics is aware of the popular law of nature that for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.

More Than Filling Pews

Former Presidential Advisor, Steve Bannon, in an interview on “60 Minutes,” offered a rather un-nuanced view on why the Catholic Bishops of the U.S. were pro-immigration. Bannon stated: “They need illegal aliens to fill the pews.”

Francis Is Peter

A few readers have mentioned that our editorial policy seems to deflect criticism of the Holy Father, and seems to support his “agenda” without clarification.

Grace to Be Human

This past week, Pope Francis had a book-length interview published. A French sociologist, Dominique Wolton, did the interview and it seems to give a great insight into the person of our Holy Father.

Ordinary Right

This past week, Pope Francis spoke to an Italian liturgical conference and made a definitive statement, with magisterial authority, that the changes to the liturgy from the Second Vatican Council’s document, Sacrosanctum Concilium, are “irrevocable.”

Racism Is a Sin

When we reflect on the past week, we can truly experience the weariness of the world. After the events in Charlottesville, Va., we as a nation should realize just how fragile national unity can be for some.

Insanity of Racism

The insanity of racism reared its hideous head in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. It is a sad and tragic blemish on what should be the beautiful face of our nation that such racial division should still exist here. We as Americans are better than this and we as Christians must recognize that racism is not only ignorant, but also a sin.

Year of Vocations

The Diocese of Brooklyn has begun the Year of Vocations called for by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Led by Father Sean Suckiel, the diocesan vocation director, this is a remarkable time to reflect on the gift of priesthood and religious life in the Church and in the world.