Internet and Cell Phones Are “Futile”, According to Pope Francis

"Maybe many young people waste too many hours on futile things, chatting on the internet or with smart phones, watching TV soap operas, and [using] the products of technological progress, which should simplify and improve the quality of life, but which distract one's attention away from what is really important." That was Pope Francis' message yesterday to 50,000 German altar servers gathered in St. Peter's Square. In response to a question from a young server who asked how, when there are … [Read more...]

Heroic Priesthood: A New Film from Fr. Robert Barron

Is there anyone out there who doesn't agree that the Catholic priesthood has faced an onslaught of criticism in the last decade? Since 2002, when reports of clergy abuse hit the headlines en masse and the U.S. Bishops initiated a strong program of zero tolerance and healing, too often even faithful Catholic priests have been regarded with mistrust.  Good priests have too often been painted with the same broad brush that is used to mark the very small percentage of priests who have, in fact, b … [Read more...]


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