A Christmas challenge

A Pew Research Center survey released Dec. 12 reported that fewer Americans believe in the biblical account of the Nativity. The survey also revealed that fewer people … Read More

Isolation not the way to lead

On Dec. 1, near the end of his visit to the Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh, Pope Francis met with 16 Rohingya refugees in Dhaka, … Read More

Keep the giving going

On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, three of the country’s top retail shopping days of the year, Giving Tuesday asks consumers … Read More

Homeless youth is a major concern

Imagine if one of the highlights of turning 18 was being old enough to stay at a homeless shelter. Alexia Wood, executive director of St. John the … Read More

World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 19, as “World Day of the Poor.” It’s the first such observance celebrated by the Catholic Church and the theme chosen … Read More

Keep adoption tax credit

When it comes to promoting and practicing the pro-life cause, adoption has to be at the top of the chart. What better way is there to foster … Read More

‘Church doors never close’

When famine, war or natural disasters hit, relief often comes from church agencies. Jerry Farrell, the Catholic Relief Services country representative in South Sudan, knows this to … Read More

Catechism marks 25 years

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s publication. The catechism, which consists of 2,865 paragraphs that are numbered to help reference … Read More

Stamping out fake news

There has been a lot of discussion about fake news in recent months. The phrase was popularized by President Donald Trump, who often calls out news reports … Read More