Powerball and the Road to Sainthood

With Powerball fever sweeping the nation and people standing in line for hours to buy a ticket, the jackpot just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The likelihood of winning, though, is another story. Over the weekend, CBS News reported that you have a higher chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Powerball. Then, [Read More…]

Peggy Noonan: The Catholic Church Should Treat America as Vast Mission Territory

Peggy Noonan can be described in many ways: former speechwriter for President Reagan, best-selling author, Wall Street Journal columnist, and political commentator. But the “core of [her] identity,” she says, is being Catholic. To Noonan, that means she embraces the tenets of Catholicism and sometimes offers “tough love” to the Church’s leadership, as she did [Read More…]

Beautiful Threads of Grace Are Woven Through Life, Even in Times of Suffering

“Jesus, help me, please,” prayed a then-teenage Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle in a state of terror as her fiancé Matthew (not his real name) forced a gun into her hand and tried to get her to kill him. Matthew was an ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran who had been a leader in O’Boyle’s Catholic parish and she [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Importance of the Saints

In light of the fact that we celebrated All Saints Day on November 1st, Father Jonathan Morris offers a look at the role the saints can and should play in all our lives. Even though these holy figures are no longer physically with us because they are now “face-to-face with God in heaven,” the saints [Read More…]