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

A martyr for the faith?

On Dec. 3, we observed the feast of St. Francis Xavier, patron saint of the Diocese of Green Bay and one of the church’s greatest missionaries. Born … Read More

Saintly perks

One blessing of being a journalist is the people one meets. There’s quite a range: some stand out wonderfully, while others seem to live only to be … Read More