Your love willed this, O Eternal Trinity.

We have been known to make a cult of youth and our own supposed genius. We seek to invent our own wisdom, instead of going to its Source. Fr. George Rutler reflects on this arrogance with a little help from one of the great women doctors of the Church: There is a curious study in [Read More...]

Don’t Be Trapped by the Spirit of the World

Last night, a man at a checkout counter started telling me some alarming stories. About a crime around the corner earlier in the day, about crimes in his apartment building. It was all a bit jarring — and graphic. He obviously needed to talk. And when it was over, I simply said “God bless you.” [Read More...]

Settle for Cosmo No More

The June issue of Elle features Kerry Washington, from the sex-and-sex-scandal-drenched ABC series Scandal, in which she plays a former campaign and White House aide who the president cannot get enough of, and the reflex is mutual. Elle‘s cover and inside photo layout play up Washington’s sex appeal, with non-existent necklines and shorts that make [Read More...]

Why Church?

How much do I love the Church? Do I pray for her? Do I feel part of the family of the Church? What am I doing to make it a community in which everyone feels welcomed and understood, feels God’s mercy and love that renews life? Pope Frances posed these questions during his Wednesday audience [Read More...]

A Culture of Piercing Wounds


I wish people listened to Cardinal Dolan’s Catholic Channel Sirius XM radio show like they watch The Voice or The Today Show — or whatever the top rated shows are these days. It’s an hour, so it affords him more time than a sound bite, a quote picked up in the New York Times — [Read More...]

The Playground on the Top of the Mountain

Peter Kreeft has a practical reflection on the rules the Gospel proposes and what they’re aiming at: our eternal joy. It’s a good introduction and refresher on discernment. Read it and share it with someone in your life. He writes, in part: God’s law is short. He gave us ten commandments, not ten thousand. Why? [Read More...]

Reality Check

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Chaput writes: Anyone who thinks that our country’s neuralgic sexuality issues can somehow be worked out respectfully in the public square in the years ahead without a parallel and vigorous defense of religious freedom had better think again. [Read more...]

People Need to Be Touched By the Lord

We must open doors, Pope Francis implored at Mass this morning. He said that “the people God are always asking for something closer to Jesus, they are sometimes a bit insistent in this. But it is the insistence of those who believe.” Those who truly love and long for Him can keep us honest if/when [Read More...]