Know God!

“We believe in God who is Father, who is Son, who is Holy Spirit. We believe in Persons, and when we talk to God we talk to Persons: or I speak with the Father, or I speak with the Son, or I speak with the Holy Spirit. And this is the faith.” That was Pope [Read More...]

Why Does God Allow an Eight-Year-Old Boy to be Killed Waiting for His Dad at the Finish Line?

From a summary of a conversation on The Good Catholic Life, a Boston-area radio program yesterday: God never wants evil to happen in the world. When a modern Cain kills his brother, God grieves. We can’t imagine what it’s like to lose one child like three families did yesterday. God lost three children. The only [Read More...]

After the Boston Marathon Attack: What Can We Do?

God be with those who suffer because of yesterday’s attack at the Boston marathon. What was to be a day of achievement and celebration became one marked by death and destruction, pain and fear. Thanks be to God for the hope, even here. As Cardinal O’Malley put it: In the midst of the darkness of [Read More...]

Will You Be a Saint? Make a Choice.

It is the only thing that matters. That was the message Archbishop Charles J. Chaput delivered in an address in Philadelphia: We’re all called to martyrdom. That’s what the word martyr means: It’s the Greek word for “witness.” We may or may not ever suffer personally for our love of Jesus Christ, but we’re all [Read More...]

‘There Is No More Room for Anxiety’

With Pope Benedict XVI in the background praying for us, I figure we have a novel opportunity to review a master teacher’s reflections. So much of what Pope Frances is screaming from the rooftops, albeit tenderly, Pope Benedict XVI talked at some length about. B16 knew we needed another voice to more fully get our [Read More...]

Why Go to a Priest for Confession?

You know how Pope Francis keeps repeating himself? How he keeps talking about the mercy of God and pleading with the world to go to our tender, loving Father? On Divine Mercy Sunday at high noon Mass in Washington, D.C., Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia, O.P. ran with this clear theme — so needed by the [Read More...]

An Annunciation Prayer

This first annual “Leave the Abortion Industry Day” sure is around some powerful feasts — yesterday’s Divine Mercy and today’s Annunciation. I interviewed Abby Johnson about this outgrowth of a ministry for abortion workers who want to get out of the industry she’s founded here. Johnson is the former Planned Parenthood director who authored a [Read More...]

Why We Celebrate Mary

She devoted herself totally to God, by the grace of almighty God, for our redemption. And you and I, we’re called to do the same. She — the woman who bore our Savior in her womb and watched His walk and Him die — will walk with us. From Vatican Council II: Embracing God’s salvific [Read More...]


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