Pro-Life and Uniting the Young and the Old

Persevering in faith through good times and bad, in season and out of season, is something the elderly can teach us a lot about. In what has become a trademark of his pontificate wherever he goes, Pope Francis shares his desire for an alliance between the young and the old — he believes the very future of society depends on it.

The Importance of Respecting Life in All of Its Stages

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The month of October has been designated by the Bishops of the United States as Respect Life Month. This gives us the opportunity as Catholics to remind ourselves of our obligation to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable from the beginning of life and at every point in between until natural death.

Wyoming Bishop’s Decades of Abuse Destroyed Lives, Traumatized Families

As parishioners attended the Feast of the Assumption Mass inside Guardian Angels Catholic Church on August 15, members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) gathered outside on the sidewalk for a press conference marking an occasion that many believed would never come.

Sister Marilyn Hartmann

Sister Marilyn Hartmann, C.S.J., a sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 64 years, died in April at the Maria Regina Residence, the sisters’ nursing home.

Metropolitan Museum Celebrates Rock & Roll’s Signature Sound

On the fiftieth anniversary year of Woodstock and for the first time in an art museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will examine the most important objects used to create and perform rock music: the instruments.

Celebrating Freedom With Barbecues and Fireworks

While celebrating the Fourth of July this week, I remembered the first time I spent the holiday in the United States almost three decades ago. I grew up in Cuba, where the celebration of national holidays — as with almost any aspect of daily life — was run by the government.