Fighting online exploitation

Despite its countless benefits in advancing learning and global communication, the internet has had its pitfalls. The most heinous has been the growth of online child sexual … Read More

Las Vegas: Our spilled blood

Once again, violence has struck. More than 500 people were wounded and 59 died (as of press time) in an Oct. 1 shooting during a country music … Read More

Trump’s war of words

Last week, PBS began airing the 10-part documentary, “The Vietnam War,” co-directed by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Burns is well known for his documentary films … Read More

Remembering Capuchin friars

The memorial feast of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio,” is Saturday (Sept. 23). The relics of Padre Pio have been touring the United … Read More

DACA decision forces action

President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has triggered contrasting opinions on the legality and morality of deporting undocumented immigrants. When … Read More

The fight for clean water

The floods and mayhem resulting from Hurricane Harvey demonstrate the power and danger of water. We pray for all those affected by the flooding and encourage your … Read More

The welcoming community

Summer is one of our main times for travel. And part of traveling, for many of us, is visiting a different parish for Sunday Mass. For me, … Read More

Immigration bill raises ire

President Donald Trump’s Aug. 2 announcement of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act seems like a perfect plan to overhaul our ailing immigration … Read More

Not ready to junk

The debate over health care reform can remind one of starting a car that’s already running. We’ve all heard that distinctive grinding sound. It doesn’t hurt the … Read More

Reactions to travel ban

Immigration and refugee protection have faced many new challenges in this country since last year’s presidential election. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority … Read More