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Mary, as Mother, helps us to grow, to face life and to be free

May is devoted to Mary, the Mother of God.  Our Marian devotion is manifested through praying the Rosary and the Litany of Loreto, May Crowning, celebrating some aspect of Mary’s place in salvation history. All that is said of Mary is really speaking of Jesus Christ.   Today, Pope Francis went to the papal Basilica of […]

New York Encounter 2013: Experiencing Freedom

The bishops of the United States have courageously chosen religious freedom as the cultural expression of our Church’s response to the Holy Father’s call for a Year of Faith. The New York Encounter 2013, whose theme will indeed be Freedom – not just religious freedom, but the experience of what we call “freedom.” The New […]

Protagonists: of truth not only in words, but also in deeds — Chaput urges

Fourteen days of prayer, fasting and study have now concluded with the Sacrifice of the Mass offered by His Excellency, Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC). Below is the Archbishop’s homily. The homily given by His Eminence, Donald Wuerl, Archbishop […]

Arm yourself for the culture war, Peter Kreeft, advocates at the Siena Forum for Faith and Culture

A week ago (February 18, 2012) Dr. Peter J. Kreeft, professor of Philosophy of Boston College and popular Catholic apologist delivered two lectures concerning the conflicts of culture, conscience, freedom and faith in which we find ourselves at these days. The controlling themes of Dr Kreeft’s were centered on the perspective of winning the culture […]

Benedict XVI’s message for World Day of Peace: Educating Young People in Justice and Peace

The Pope offers us a yearly letter for the World Day of Peace celebrated on January 1 of the new year. This year’s theme is “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace.” His hope is that the “conviction that the young, with their enthusiasm and idealism, can offer new hope to the world.” Indeed. we […]

Clarifying the meaning of religious freedom

A timely piece to think seriously about daily is the notion of religious freedom not only around the globe, but also and significantly here in the USA. Today, the Most Reverend William E. Lori addressed the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on the Constitution. Here are a few paragraphs (the […]

Angelo Scola: how do we face the post-modern world as a Church? In happiness and freedom as announced by Christ!

Gerry O’Connell speaks to the Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Scola – son of a socialist truck driver and a profoundly Catholic mother. He is also a leading intellectual in the Italian Bishops’ Conference and one of the more creative and original thinkers in the College of Cardinals.   Q. What do you see as […]

The True Meaning of Marriage

Posted on his blog today, The Gospel in the Digital Age, Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan wrote a piece on meaning of marriage and family according to natural reason and Catholic belief. His Excellency makes several and crucial points that require our clear attention. A sound-bite understanding of these important issues is insufficient for us. The stampede […]