The Polemics of Disbelief: An Atheist, an Agnostic and a Catholic Priest

 “I want to believe,” says Fox News’ John Stossel.  “I see the peace and purpose it gives most of you who believe—and I tried.  I just can’t.”Born of Jewish parents, then raised Protestant, Stossel is not steeled against religion—he just hasn’t experienced the spark of faith in his own life.  By his own admission, he’s gone to churches and temples; but he just hasn’t been convinced that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.In the video which follows, Stossel discusses the questi … [Read more...]

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Rooted in Love: Tools and Inspiration for Catholic Women

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Sometimes for a woman, the Urgent is the enemy of the Important. Amid the cacophony of family life—the homework, the laundry, the dishes, the after-school football practice—it’s a temptation for a mother to simply overlook the really important part of her day, her relationship with Christ.  For the 75 percent of American women who also work outside the home, the challenge is compounded by the distraction of daily job pressures.Whatever a woman’s station in life—single, married with child … [Read more...]

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From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: A Former Evangelical Learns to Love the Catholic Church

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Chris Haw’s journey—from lukewarm Catholicism, into earnest Evangelicalism, and finally to a renewed and vigorous Catholic faith—is a familiar one.Like Chris, I too was raised in a Catholic home but was drawn away from the Catholic faith in early adulthood.  Peer pressure, lack of understanding, personal pride, and the tumultuous ‘60s came together in a perfect storm of  dissent—and for a number of years, I scarcely looked back at the 2,000-year-old tradition I’d left behind.When I did ex … [Read more...]

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