During a recent visit to the Aquinas Institute, Princeton, to view an enlightening exhibit, The Printed Word: Faith Aspirations of a Young Nation, I was particularly interested in a display of Jewish religious texts and artifacts. More ... Thursday, December 8, 2016
The last several years have clearly been challenging for the pro-life movement. The abortion industry, exposing its false rhetoric of choice, increasingly seeks to coerce Americans to be complicit with abortion, even insisting that abortion is a social good to be celebrated, subsidized and uncontrolled. More ... Thursday, December 8, 2016
We look forward to the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27. Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from "ad venire" in Latin, or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. More ... Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Hippocratic Oath was composed around the fourth century. While it is under 400 words, the oath represents the beginnings of scientific medicine as we know it today. It brought an end to superstitious beliefs regarding the causes and cures of diseases. More ... Thursday, November 17, 2016
Where does food come from? The grocery store, of course. Many children who live in urban settings don't have the faintest idea where food comes from. In some countries, the food that keeps people alive comes from convoys of trucks with "USAID" written on the bags.
On World Mission Sunday, Oct. 23, all Catholics of the world join into one community of faith. At Mass that Sunday, we recommit ourselves to our common vocation, through Baptism, to be missionaries, through prayer, participation in the Eucharist and by giving generously to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
In the coming months, dozens of states will be confronted with efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Under the guise of compassion and autonomy, the expansion of this practice would really mean the legalized abandonment of people who are terminally ill.
Catholics, like all Christians, are called to transform the world into the image of Christ. From a Western perspective, it worked quite successfully for more than a millennia. Lately, not so well. More ... Monday, September 26, 2016
On the eve of World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, Pope Francis gave a beautiful address urging leaders to support the family, the “primary and fundamental cell of society. More ... Monday, September 12, 2016