Opioid addiction a national crisis

It seems that for every generation in the last century, a public health crisis surfaced involving drug abuse. Cocaine, heroin, LSD, marijuana and amphetamines are among the … Read More

Pope Francis to meet with Trump

Vatican officials announced May 4 that President Donald Trump will visit the Vatican on May 24 as part of a trip that includes stops in Brussels, Sicily, … Read More

Crowdfunding isn’t for medical care

The World Wide Web has given birth to many valuable projects and one of the most popular and successful is called crowdfunding. While the practice of requesting … Read More

Two initiatives offer hope for the church

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” wrote the 18th-century English poet Alexander Pope. With statistics that show church attendance declining and interest in organized religion waning, … Read More

Holy Land: Then and now

This weekend Christians celebrate the paschal mystery of our faith: the Passion, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through his death on the … Read More

Palm Sunday and God’s plan

This weekend we observe Palm Sunday and Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. Of course, it was short-lived, as his betrayers would soon scheme against him and hand … Read More

Remembering abuse survivors

Every 98 seconds, someone in the United States experiences sexual assault, according to the National Sexual Assault Hotline. While the number of assaults has fallen by more … Read More

Reconnecting neighborhoods

Howdy, neighbor! Today those words sound like the opening line from an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.” It seems that neighborly interaction is a thing of … Read More

Health care is a human right

Four years ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, walked out of the Sistine Chapel and onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope … Read More

Lent and the post-truth world

The Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 “Word of the Year” was “post-truth.” The OED defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential … Read More