Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Coptic martyrs give us strength

February 24, 2015

During Lent we pray, fast and give alms to help us focus on the mercy and love of the Father and to weaken our attachment to sin so that we can rise anew with Jesus at Easter. The recent murder of 21 Coptic Christians by the Islamic State is the ultimate example of this kind… Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

World Christianity by the numbers

February 24, 2015

The annual “Status of Global Christianity” survey published by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research is a cornucopia of numbers: some are encouraging; others are discouraging; many of them are important for grasping the nature of this particular moment in Christian history. This year’s survey works from a baseline of 1900 A.D., and makes projections… Read more »

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Marriage Missionaries

Matt and Mindy Dalton

What makes a true valentine

February 09, 2015

Many years ago when I was in the business world, I often got together with another gentleman whom I looked up to greatly, as he was the young maverick of the industry. He was one of those guys who was very inspiring and had it all going in his favor. It was late in the… Read more »

Gina Warner

View from the Pew

Gina Warner

Getting real

February 17, 2015

When someone says something unfavorable about someone I love, I experience it intensely. I’m Sicilian. And so it is with the Church. As I’ve grown in my faith, I’ve found that I need a great deal of God’s help when I hear people complain about her. It feels like someone is insulting my Nanna’s cooking…. Read more »

Larry Smith

Call to Charity

Larry Smith

Saving one baby every week—and their families

January 12, 2015

You have been part of an amazing life-saving mission—and we have much more work to do. Lighthouse Women’s Center, located in Denver across the street from a massive Planned Parenthood abortion facility, will soon record the 100th baby born to women served at Lighthouse. Since March 2013, we have averaged one precious baby a week,… Read more »

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Making Sense of Bioethics

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Esteem elders and foster solidarity across generations

January 08, 2015

Occasionally we hear disturbing stories in the media about young people who perpetrate abuse against the elderly. In a widely reported 2009 story, for example, caretakers at the Quadrangle Assisted Living facility outside Philadelphia were charged in connection with the abuse of an elderly patient named Lois McCallister. Three employees, aged 19, 21 and 22,… Read more »