Browsing News Entries

Browsing News Entries

Remember, Man, You Are Dust

By Christopher Thompson | “If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is forever England.”  The Soldier, Rupert Brooke (d. 1918)   This week, during which we mark Veterans’ Day...

Of Gods and Men: The Pagan Path to Christ

By Joseph Pearce | Considering that the use of words is dangerous and their abuse perilous, it should come as no surprise that “paganism” is a particularly dangerous word. The danger lies in the dangerous lies that arise when...

Reasons for the Sunday Mass Obligation

By Dave Armstrong | It seems to me that most serious Catholics are not going to Mass every Sunday in abject fear of mortal sin or losing their salvation (i.e., as their primary or main reason), but rather, because they love it;...

Talking to Your Children About Divorce

By Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret | “What’s the D word? The word that means someone’s parents decide they can’t be married anymore and they have to live in different homes?” our daughter asked quietly at the dinner table one night...

The Error That “Funerals Are for the Living, Not the Dead”

By John Grondelski | It’s been said that the difference between Protestants and Catholics is that the former tend to be “either/or” (e.g., either “faith” or “good works”), while the latter tend to be “both/and” (e.g., both...

This Christmas Season, Let’s Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus

By Abby Johnson | As a parent, sometimes you look at your children and wonder how you got so lucky. They are healthy, not terrible tiny tornadoes most of the time, and surprising, especially in their...

Embers of Hope After California’s Worst Wildfire Razes Paradise

By Joan Frawley Desmond | CHICO, Calif. — It was early in the morning Nov. 8 when Greg Kidder, the plant manager of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paradise, California, first noticed the smoke a...

Analysts Urge Bishops to Address Seminary Problems on National Level

By Joseph O’Brien | WASHINGTON — The bishops of the United States are gathered this week in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, with addressing clergy sexual abuse in the context of the...

Intense Debate Over Handling of Abuse Scandal Ensues at USCCB Meeting

By CNA/EWTN News | BALTIMORE — More than 20 bishops and cardinals offered passionate speeches during an open-floor discussion on the sex-abuse crisis at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday...

Pope Francis: A Christian’s Life Should Point to Truth

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | VATICAN CITY — Christians are called to not only refrain from telling falsehoods, but to conduct their entire lives — both words and actions — as a...