The Magi, the Saints, and Us

On the Feast of the Epiphany, a Catholic priest in New York, Fr. George W. Rutler writes: In “The Journey of the Magi,” T. S. Eliot portrays them as utterly changed by what they saw and more than uncomfortable with their homeland — present-day Iran — when they went back: We returned to our places, [Read More...]

Living a Whole Life

Hugh Jackman talks about his father: ‘I would recall conversations Dad and I had about his religious beliefs. He was an accountant at Price Waterhouse and I used to ask him whether his religion ever impacted on his work, whether it was ever an issue, or a subject for discussion. ‘He said it wasn’t, because [Read More...]

Anything Is Possible with God

It’s the message of Christmas and Easter, isn’t it? This comes from Saint Augustine via the Liturgy of the Hours today and drives that point home with some appropriate zeal: Beloved, our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal creator of all things, today became our Savior by being born of a mother. Of his own will [Read More...]

Are You a Catholic in New England Who Feels Called to Defend the Church in the Public Square?


Read and pray about the upcoming Catholic Voices USA training in Massachusetts in March. An article in the Pilot newspaper in Boston explains more. Catholic Voices trains Catholics from all walks of life to make the case for the Church in media and other public venues. It seeks to be an apostolate of loving Christian communication. [Read More...]

Saint on Tour


Don Bosco’s relics are currently on tour in Britain. Why would anyone ever go to a relic tour? Why would anyone take relics on tour? Because his blessing arm is as powerful as it ever was. I wrote about an encounter with it in Washington, D.C., here. [Read more...]

Religion is Okay, As Long as It Don’t Mean Nothing

An observation from the late Bill Buckley … as down the slope we continue slip …  [Read more...]

Why Bother Fighting for Religious Freedom?

It’s about love of God, as John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America reminded us this year.  [Read more...]

‘God Help Us If We Start Giving Government Officials the Right to Dictate Our Conscience’: Colson on Religious Liberty

As the Obama administration forces the likes of Hobby Lobby and Frank O’Brien into making choices Americans should not have to be making, a reminder from Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, commenting on the HHS Mandate on National Review Online before he died earlier this year: This is a huge religious-liberty question. It isn’t [Read More...]