Clean water is the gift of life

The Bible is filled with references to water and its role in salvation, whether it is the wedding feast at Cana, where Jesus turns water into wine; … Read More

Responding to coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak, first reported in China and now spread to at least 60 other countries, has been declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by … Read More

A ministry of words

As we wind down Catholic Press Month, it’s a good time to share a story about the role Catholic newspapers can play in building and preserving family … Read More

The ins and outs of Lent

Lent is just around the corner. It’s a time of spiritual preparation for Easter, highlighted by prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Below are a few suggestions on the … Read More

The privilege of growing old

Like many people over 50, I find myself reading more and more newspaper obituaries. That’s because more and more people I once knew are featured in this … Read More

Month of the palindrome

It’s a special month. No, not because of Valentines, groundhogs or the Super Bowl. It’s a month of palindromes. A palindrome is a word, phrase or sequence … Read More

Do you have a Bible?

If you are reading this newspaper, chances are good you own a Bible. But what type of a Bible and where do you keep it? Most importantly, … Read More

Limit payday loan interest

What would you do if your car hit a pothole and needed two new tires? Many of us would turn to credit or debit cards. But what … Read More

‘Promoting a world for all’

The U.S. Catholic Church is observing National Migration Week this week. The observance is an opportunity for people of faith to reflect on the challenges confronting migrants. … Read More