Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

In a speech to leaders in the arts and science in Malta in May, 1990, Blessed John Paul II said: Of course the economic, political, and social dimensions of life require careful attention and forthright commitment on the part of all. But at the same time it is necessary to reaffirm adamantly the primacy of [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...]

We Must Pray for Our Priests

God bless us this Holy Thursday. And how he has! Tonight we mark the Last Supper — the first of many for us. And we mark the institution of the priesthood, such a blessed gift to bring us the Eucharist and God’s sacramental mercy. Our good and holy priests are brave men in our culture. [Read More...]

A Lenten Tipping Point?


Yesterday was the Third Sunday in Lent. How quickly we pass from Ash Wednesday to the First Sunday in Lent and, well, here we are. The clock does keep ticking. And it’s not too late to have a holy Lent. Maybe you’ve given up booze or added a decade of the Rosary. Maybe not even [Read More...]

Confronting Our ‘Practical Atheism’

From Los Angeles Archbishop Gomez: Original sin disfigured and disordered the divine image in the human person and led God to speak those sad words that we hear on Ash Wednesday: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” But those words point us to the promise of hope — that humanity will rise [Read More...]