‘is faith truly the transforming power in our lives?’

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B16 today on the Year of Faith and our lives: The fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is an important occasion to return to God, to deepen and live with greater courage one’s own faith, to strengthen membership of the Church, “the teacher of humanity,” which, through the proclamation of the [Read More...]

Religious-Freedom Click

Do you know about the Baptists suing President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services? [Read more...]

Have You Prayed for Life and Liberty?

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There has been a Fortnight for Freedom, a Novena, and now another Rosary novena for human life and religious liberty from Catholics nationwide, praying for our election and the country’s future. Civic participation is a moral responsibility. 40 Days of Life is an ecumenical group that prays that innocent human life might be better protected [Read More...]

I am Not Worthy

Rome — “During this Year of Faith may we, like the man in today’s Gospel, have the courage to ask the Lord what more can we do, especially for the poor, the lonely, the sick and the suffering, so as to be witnesses and heirs to the eternal life God promises,” Pope Benedict XVI prayed [Read More...]

Do You Know about the Year of Faith?

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As I write, a B16-designated Year of Faith begins in 1 Day, 19 hours and 40-some minutes according to the official countdown clock. At the crypt church at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., at a Monday-morning Mass, one priest suggested this prayer for Thursday and beyond: Lord God, [Read More...]

A Global Vision of Stewardship

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Anyone listening to Mitt Romney today speaking at the Virginia Military Institute heard a moral vision that reminds us why it is so important to keep careful watch over our basic liberties at home as well: I know many Americans are asking a different question: “Why us?” I know many Americans are asking whether our [Read More...]

President Obama Sends a Bible Publisher to Court

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There are currently over 30 legal cases filed against the Department of Health and Human Services on account of its abortion-drug, sterilization, contraception mandate, representing almost 100 plaintiffs whose religious-freedom has been attacked by the introduction of the Obamacare regulation. The mandate was issued after the president’s assurance both that conscience would be respected and [Read More...]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The New Evangelization Remake

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Yesterday afternoon, while helping me pick out an outfit for an upcoming out-of-the-ordinary event, a friend pointed out that my earrings looked a lot like rosary beads. Go figure — the one item I own from Tiffany’s turns out to be a subtle reminder of who we are: a pilgrim people with our eyes toward [Read More...]


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