It’s Easter in Rio

I was struck today by the feast day as the pope arrived in Rio. We celebrate the life of Mary Magdalene, we give thanks that she reported what she had seen: The Lord. The young people who gather in Rio see Him and want to know Him better. They are on fire with the ardor [Read More...]

‘So What If We Suffer Here?’

“This is not our home. I know where home is.” This is worth watching. Particularly if at any point today, this week, this month, or this year you were frustrated, exasperated, annoyed, or angry that you didn’t get what you felt you should get done done. Since you’re reading this … today was another day [Read More...]

‘Misinformed … Totally Incredible’

In response to Nancy Pelosi today, a flashback to Cardinal Edward Egan’s response to a Meet the Press interview she did with Tom Brokaw before the Democratic convention in 2008 seems like an appropriate flashback. The then-cardinal archbishop of New York said: Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that [Read More...]

Today Nancy Pelosi Is Explaining the ‘Birds and the Bees’

Unfortunately, she’s not making much sense. And she’s fumbling with war on women talking points used to dismiss pressing religious-liberty concerns when the issue at hand in Wendy Davis and Planned Parenthood vs. Texas’s new law is the human rights of babies at 20 weeks and older. The common response I get in my inbox [Read More...]

What Brings You Peace?

Sacrament. Prayer. The knowledge that in the Hollywood Hills, cloistered Dominican nuns pray for the rest of us. They “live a life of prayer, penance and sacrifice to obtain the salvation of all people,” a brother notes. [Read more...]

Sharing Truth in Love


A beautiful reflection from a young man who has been answering a call to try to help on the most neuralgic of issues; Ryan Anderson speaking at an Alliance Defending Freedom event: America is the only country that is founded on a proposition, on a proposition about rights and liberties, not only of Americans but [Read More...]

Want Something More?


In the new encyclical, Lumen Fidei, or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis, with considerable core contributions from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, explains how through “the celebration of the sacraments, the Church hands down her memory especially through the profession of faith.” The creed, Lumen Fidei explains, “does not only involve giving one’s assent to [Read More...]

How Can We Be the Apostles We Are Called to Be?


Via Magnificat today, Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur explains: “I know well what this word ‘apostle’ means and all the obligations it creates. First, the necessity of an interior life that becomes stronger all the time, of drawing more than ever charity and gentle serenity from the Eucharist and from prayer, as well as making [Read More...]