Taste and See a Media Apostolate


Tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., I will be chatting with Austen Ivereigh, co-founder of Catholic Voices, an apostolic media effort to facilitate more Catholic voices in the media — that, is Catholics who want to make the case for the Church in the public square. I have actually spent [Read More...]

re: Saying Yes on God’s Time

Or, as Archbishop Gomez puts it: As our mothers taught us how to walk, Mary teaches us how to follow Jesus. She shows us how to listen for the voice of God and to trust in his plan for our lives. Mary teaches us to always look to Jesus, and to conform our lives to [Read More...]

‘Patience is the ground that hope grows in.’


“Get up every morning with the disposition to await God’s grace,” is the advice John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, sent graduates away from their commencement exercises on Saturday. Patience, he said “is not the disposition to wait for what you want.” “Ted Williams,” he explained, “was a patient hitter because he [Read More...]

Saying Yes on God’s Time


The other night in Manhattan, an ecumenical crowd saluted Kevin Hasson, for his labors and vision. The founder of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, he saw the need to defend religious liberty before it was threatened in an above-the-fold kinda way. As those closest to him observe, he is a lesson in saying yes [Read More...]

Dulles, JPII, and the Law of the Gift

A flashback inspired by Cardinal Dolan at CUA: Avery Cardinal Dulles on truth, freedom, and the law of the Gift: We become most truly human in the measure in which we go out of ourselves and give ourselves for the sake of others. This “law of the gift,” as the Pope calls it, is inscribed [Read More...]

Live the Law of the Gift

Timothy Cardinal Dolan spoke at Catholic University of America’s commencement today, receiving the school’s presidential medal. At the same place where B16 spoke about the importance and Heart (think Sacred) of Catholic education in 2008, Cardinal Dolan emphasized the need for schools that stand apart from the culture, preparing students to engage as leaders of [Read More...]

Remembering a Priest Who Knew Christ, Knew the Cross

Fr. George W. Rutler remembered a friend and brother priest today: St. Agnes HOMILY MONTH’S MIND MASS FOR MONSIGNOR EUGENE V. CLARK, P.A. Rev. George W. Rutler Church of Saint Agnes May 11, 2012 On the first month’s remove from the death of a man, the custom of reticence loosens, and the proscription of eulogies [Read More...]

Bristol Palin

wrote a sensible blog post, and she’s getting slammed from everyone who cares to have an opinion on this young woman and her mistakes. Just because you fail to live up to your standards doesn’t mean you have to throw them out the window. We get up again and try again, and sharing a little [Read More...]