News media not ‘enemy of the people’

In February, members of the Catholic media will observe Catholic Press Month. It is an opportunity to celebrate the role of Catholic journalists in reporting and interpreting … Read More

Catching flies

When I was a child and amazed by something, I often gaped. Adults would say, “Close your mouth, you might catch a fly.” I have lived through … Read More

Like the magi, follow the light

This week, we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany. This special religious observance marks the 12th day of Christmas and is a reminder to us about following … Read More

Inspired by Mary’s words

Merry Christmas! On this glorious day, we celebrate the birth of our Savior and the story of his Nativity. In doing so, we acknowledge the role of … Read More

Relief from COVID-19

We received the much anticipated good news last week that a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 was finally approved. The breakthrough comes after 300,000 Americans have … Read More

A lesson from Charlie Brown

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.” For those who grew up with Charlie Brown TV specials, these words from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” resonate. The … Read More

The NBA and Pope Francis

It may have seemed odd to bystanders: A delegation of professional basketball players from the United States meeting privately Nov. 23 with Pope Francis at the papal … Read More

Church teachings oppose executions

Human rights and human dignity are at the heart of our Christian faith. Sometimes these concepts, echoed throughout the Gospels and church teachings, become muddied by other … Read More

Desecrating our statues

One of the disappointing outcomes of last summer’s national reckoning of racial injustices has been the destruction of statues of religious figures. Following the deaths of George … Read More

Angel wings overhead

Each November, the month of All Souls, the church asks us to pray for those who have gone before. As we continue to process the results of … Read More