Forming a more perfect union

It seemed appropriate that we returned to our churches “in person” on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. We could, for the first time … Read More

Fatherhood needs prayers

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day, an observance conceived by the daughter of a widowed Civil War veteran in 1910. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the … Read More

‘Renew the face of the earth’

“If you take away their breath, they perish and return to their dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created, and you renew the face … Read More

Racism: Another deadly virus

While the world’s attention is focused on a deadly virus that has taken the lives of more than 318,000 people worldwide, another virus continues to plague the … Read More

The race to find a vaccine

Around the globe, people are practicing safeguards to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19. Staying at home, wearing masks and social distancing are among the new — … Read More

Monitor your mental health

Social distancing may be a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it can also wreak havoc on one’s mental health. Other life changes brought … Read More

The virus hits close to home

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began its attack in Europe, Pope Francis has continually trumpeted a need to care for the most vulnerable: the elderly, the poor … Read More

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