Therese Bussen

Therese Bussen

Columnist

How deacons give life to the Church

The calling and ministries of the diaconate are as varied as the men who serve in it. For Deacon Don Tracy, the call to the diaconate was a long one, […]

Bishop Conley: Silence is the deeper vocation of a teacher

With the opening of Frassati Catholic Academy this fall, the continued success of Our Lady of Lourdes School, as well as the newly-added classical track at Bishop Machbeuf High School, […]

Make Church art great again

Art in the Church is not what it used to be. But in the past, particularly during the Italian Renaissance, the Catholic Church contributed some of the greatest works of […]

Why icons still matter to a modern world

Icons have existed from the time of the early Church and grew in popularity over the years as an aid in prayer and worship — but today, icons are often […]

Spiritual fatherhood, in a priest’s own words

This Father’s Day, we remember not only our earthly fathers, but also the priests who are our “spiritual fathers” as well. These men so generously give of their entire lives […]

FOCUS missionaries ‘go forth’ beyond college campuses

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has plenty of stories of college students whose lives have been changed by encountering Christ through the organization’s national conferences or through the […]

Women, the world and the Church need your creativity

Creating a culture of hope can start with the smallest of seeds: creativity. This was the message “Hello Beauty” — a retreat aimed to inspire women to encounter God through […]

Fatima in Lucia’s own words

The apparitions and miracles that occurred at Fatima, Portugal in 1916 and 1917 rocked the country at the time and the rest of the world soon after. This year, in […]

Who’s your favorite evangelist?

We can learn a lot from people around us and the men and women who went before us in sharing who Jesus Christ is with other people. Evangelizing might not […]

First and foremost, faith is a relationship

The Catholic Church is more known to the world by her doctrines; what’s not as widely known or understood, is that the Gospel, the heart of Catholicism, is an invitation […]

Why does the Church have boundaries on cremation?

Last October, the Vatican released an instruction on cremation stating that, while the Church does allow it, the body must still be buried in a cemetery or other sacred space, […]

Six ways to transform your suffering with Stations of the Cross

Holy Week is a perfect time to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and what his passion means to us in our own. We can’t ever escape suffering in this life, but […]