‘Gotta Have Faith.’ What Is It?

There’s is a catechetical reflection in the Year of Faith book Magnificat has out this week. This one in particular I am looking at from Tuesday reflects on this passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “With his whole being man gives his assent to God the revealer. Sacred Scripture calls this human response [Read More...]

‘The Best, the Most Noble’ on Display in Response to Sandy’s Devastation

“There is a real sense of what Blessed John Paul II called solidarity: People coming together in love and support,” in the midst of the wreck Hurricane Sandy wrought, New York’s Cardinal Dolan said in an interview today. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com [Read more...]

Breaking News: There’s an Open Door. Go for It.

Hey, so breaking news: Those of us who claim to be Christian, we’re actually expected to live what we say we believe! Via the Gospel today: “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,” Jesus tells us, “”Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not [Read More...]

Our Lady Stands

From an AP photo collection from Sandy hurricane damage in Breezy Point, New York: [Read more...]

I Laughed When I Read This

Because I did actually manage to get a cab a half hour before the storm hit landfall. It was challenging. Walter Russell Mead writes: Manhattan is one of those places where nature seems mostly held at bay. Except for the parks, oases of carefully preserved nature deliberately shaped by the hand of man, every inch [Read More...]

You, Too, Can Be Mary Magdalene


“You were meant for relationship first and foremost, of course, for a relationship with God, and then with your brothers and sisters in Christ,” Teresa Tomeo writes. By denying yourself God’s gift of sisterhood, you could be doing damage to yourself. You can’t redo the past. But you can forgive and move past the pain [Read More...]

What about a Real, Joyful Commitment to Authenticity?


My syndicated column this week is on fear of Hell, love of God, the New Evangelization, and even the presidential election. Consider reading and letting me know what you think here. Maybe even passing it on? [Read more...]

The Light that Comes from Knowing and Loving God Can Change the World


Peter Murphy, who heads the evangelization and catechesis office at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and has been in Rome for the better part of this month, sums up a goal of the just wrapped-up synod on the New Evangelization: It is so important that we help Catholics experience Christ … to really have [Read More...]