Defend Religious Freedom Today

Do it with confidence that it’s our duty and it is even a winning issue. Check it out. [Read more...]

Joy Is Demanding?

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It is hard not notice that we sometimes talk about joy only when it is convenient to. At obvious reasons to be happy: That someone is getting married. That a child is born. But how the heck to be joyful when injustice engulfs and pain is palpable? In an Angelus message during a visit to [Read More...]

Are We on the Side of the Angels?

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In opening Mass of the ongoing Novena to the Mother of God for Our Nation, Bishop James D. Conley said, on the feast of the archangels: Our vocation is to join the angels in their spiritual battle against evil. Our call is to share in their work. St. Paul exhorted the Ephesians to remember, that [Read More...]

Can We Be Ever-Grateful?

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Job provides some inspiration in today’s first reading: one day, while his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were ploughing and the asses grazing beside them, and the Sabeans carried them off in a raid. They [Read More...]

Will Justin Timberlake Play You in the New Social Network?

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The theme of World Communications Day in May has been announced by the Pontifical Council of Social Communications: “Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.” In a statement, the Council provides a worthwhile, challenging reflection: During a time in which technology has emerged as part of the fabric of connectivity of [Read More...]

There Are Christians in Hollywood

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Catholic schools and Catholicism come up during my chats with Mike and Chip Flaherty, the execs at Walden Media behind the movie Won’t Back Down, out today. [Read more...]

Do We Know How to Vote?

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By remembering that “Jesus calls us to a unity of life — to a faith that embraces all of life,” Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles advises. In his most recent column for the archdiocesan paper, he writes: we owe God the duty of our sincere and true faith. That means we can never [Read More...]

Do You Know What’s Truly Great?

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Today’s Angelus message ought to make everyone feel a little less lost. Reflecting on Matthew’s gospels, Pope Benedict said: reading this part of the story of Mark, it is clear that between Jesus and the disciples there is a deep interior distance; they are, so to speak, on two different wavelengths, so that the discourses [Read More...]


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