Forgiveness and Healing
Father John Burns
In all of Scripture, arguably the most challenging teaching of Christ is the command to forgive our offenders, a command that typically coincides with the call to love our enemies. As difficult as it may be to observe, we...
Helping Couples Live ‘Humanae Vitae’
Father T.G. Morrow
Humanae Vitae was one of the most controversial encyclicals ever promulgated in the Church. In it, Pope St. Paul...
Ash Wednesday Charts a Course for All of Lent
Father Gerald Dennis Gill
For many people, Ash Wednesday stands alone at the beginning of Lent with the imposition of blessed ashes. The...
Finding the Portal to Paradise
The apostle Paul confirms that to follow the narrow gate leads us to the full glory of union with...
Cardinal Newman’s Pursuit of the Truth
Father J. Patrick Manning
One of the great truths of Catholicism is that we are a “both-and” community, as opposed to “either-or.” This...
Five Common Responses to Declining Attendance
Father Michael White
Preaching to an empty church in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis was jarring, to say the least....
Honoring Pope Benedict XVI
Bishop David J. Bonnar
Upon hearing of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, I found myself drawn to praying the Office for...
Father Michael Ackerman
Catholic Schools Week was always one of my favorite times on the academic calendar as a student. For five...
Walking the Fine Line at Funerals
Father Patrick M. Carrion
The adage “I would rather have 10 funerals than one wedding” has been stated by many priests. Countless phone...