A Culture of Piercing Wounds


I wish people listened to Cardinal Dolan’s Catholic Channel Sirius XM radio show like they watch The Voice or The Today Show — or whatever the top rated shows are these days. It’s an hour, so it affords him more time than a sound bite, a quote picked up in the New York Times — [Read More...]

A Prayer for Today

Via the Liturgy of the Hours: Father, he who knew no sin was made sin for us, to save us and restore us to your friendship. Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit and heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise [Read More...]

St. Thomas More & Us

Fr. Paul Scalia writes: history tends to repeat itself. But it does not inevitably do so. If history is repeating itself in this persecution of the Church, then we must deliberately choose to imitate — to repeat — the witness of St. Thomas More. First, imitate his integrity and holiness of life. More chose not [Read More...]

Conscience: A Two-Front Effort


From the pastor’s note last week in the bulletin of Good Shepherd Parish – St. Stephen Catholic Church in New Orleans: But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I [Read More...]

‘Gone Fishing’


As we face, day in and out, the struggle for religious freedom, I recommend (re)reading Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s homily at opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception just last month. First let me paint the picture. You could barely get in the door of [Read More...]