Catholic Press Month

February is Catholic Press Month in the United States. According to the Catholic Press Association, there are currently 125 Catholic newspapers in the United States and Canada, … Read More

High Court blows call

A serious challenge to the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion took place last week — and it happened at no place other than the U.S. Supreme … Read More

Good news for Catholic schools

Despite snow and bitter cold temperatures that cancelled Catholic Schools Week activities for three days last week, news of increased enrollment offered a sunny and warm outlook … Read More

New York law: The Death Star

The Death Star has been launched. Despite furious opposition by New York’s Catholic bishops and other pro-life groups, that state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed into law the … Read More

A lesson in media literacy

Like countless other people viewing social media last Saturday, I was caught up in a controversy that took place the previous day in Washington, D.C., following the … Read More

Two sides to one door

Our year starts in January, a month named for Janus, the Roman god of doorways. Janus had two faces, one looked right and one looked left. He … Read More

Abandon litmus test

Can a member of the Knights of Columbus be denied appointment to a federal judgeship because of his affiliation with the Catholic men’s fraternal society? That question … Read More

Children suffer from our sins

During his Christmas Day message and blessing at St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis offered a prayer that all people around the world would recognize that they are, … Read More

Finding the joy of Christmas

In his greeting to people gathered outside St. Peter’s Square last Sunday, Pope Francis offered a message to children in attendance. “Dear children,” he said, “may you … Read More

Confronting the sin of racism

Last week, James Alex Fields, Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Heather Heyer with his car on Aug. 12, 2017. Heyer was one of many … Read More