Time to end child poverty

“This poor one cried out and the Lord heard, and from all his distress he saved him” (Ps 34:7). Throughout human history, God has reminded us that … Read More

The epidemic of loneliness

“Mom, I’m so bored.” “No one ever died of boredom. Find something to do.” What parent hasn’t said that? And boredom — at least for the child … Read More

Pope offers series on Mass

“Why go to Sunday Mass?” That’s a question Pope Francis posed during his general audience on Wednesday, Dec. 13. It was part of a weekly series of … Read More

‘Through eyes that have cried’

“Hay muchas cosas que sólo pueden ser vistas a través de ojos que han llorado.” “There are some things that can only be seen through eyes that … Read More

Church workers face violence

Fr. Miguel Angel Machorro, 55, was celebrating Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City last May when he was stabbed three times and later died. Fr. … Read More

Resolutions? Do what Jesus did

“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to … Read More

A Christmas challenge

A Pew Research Center survey released Dec. 12 reported that fewer Americans believe in the biblical account of the Nativity. The survey also revealed that fewer people … Read More

Isolation not the way to lead

On Dec. 1, near the end of his visit to the Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh, Pope Francis met with 16 Rohingya refugees in Dhaka, … Read More

Keep the giving going

On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, three of the country’s top retail shopping days of the year, Giving Tuesday asks consumers … Read More