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

A simple way to care for Mother Earth

America Recycles Day, which was observed on Nov. 15, is a day dedicated to encouraging citizens to recycle. It was started in 1997 by the National Recycling … Read More

Church collection thefts a problem

Headlines culled from online news outlets in the last eight months tell a story of outrageous theft in houses of worship: “Man charged with stealing from Mayfair … Read More

We are united in our faith

The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979), had a long and successful vocation preaching on radio and television. He was also well known for gauging society’s understanding (and … Read More

Migrant caravan: How do we to respond?

Photographs and video footage showing thousands of Central Americans walking along highways, heading north through Mexico and destined for the United States, have elicited a lot of … Read More

What does church say about voting?

In less than two weeks, U.S. voters will go to the polls to elect national, state and local leaders. It’s a nerve-racking time, with a tense and … Read More

God is not seeking our vote

It’s that time of year — we’re about four weeks from the mid-term elections. So we get lots of phone calls: “Vote for me.” “Don’t vote for … Read More

A story of conversion

Clericalism, often defined as an attitude or conduct on the part of members of the clergy that embraces ambition, status and secrecy, has been in the news … Read More

Time to pray for the church

On many occasions in the Gospels, Jesus speaks about truth. In John’s Gospel, he tells Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life” (Jn … Read More

Some words of comfort

It has been a difficult six weeks. On Aug. 14, the Pennsylvania grand jury released its report on sexual abuse by clergy. Investigations in other states have … Read More