Despite fears, Easter came

All of us were disappointed when we couldn’t celebrate Holy Week, Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday this year in the ways we are used to: praying together … Read More

A case for ‘safer at home’

As we reach the apex of our Lenten journey this weekend, all of us greet the Easter celebration with mixed feelings. We long to be together in … Read More

We carry this cross together

Pope Francis presided over an “extraordinary moment of prayer” last Friday, March 27. The outdoor service was held in an empty St. Peter’s Square, where dark skies … Read More

Revisioning the Stations of Cross

Even though public celebration of the Stations of the Cross has been suspended due to COVID-19, private prayer in church or at home continues. A popular Lenten … Read More

COVID-19: How the faithful respond

This Lent is different. Instead of fish fries and Stations of the Cross, we have closed schools and dispensed Mass obligations. In other dioceses, including the Archdiocese … Read More

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