Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Have faith in the family

July 09, 2015

“The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized.” These words come from Pope Francis, who spoke them in an October 2014 address to the Schoenstatt movement about how secular Western culture has turned against the family. And over the last several weeks, he has reinforced this message… Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

Progressive Catholic authoritarianism: an enduring problem

July 14, 2015

Back in the day (the late 1960s or thereabouts), Father Andrew Greeley – the model of an old-fashioned liberal Catholic – accused Father Daniel Berrigan (the beau ideal of post-conciliar Catholic radicalism) of harboring an authoritarian streak in his politics. By which Greeley meant that, were Berrigan and his radical friends to achieve power, their… Read more »

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Marriage Missionaries

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Being together when you’re apart

May 22, 2015

This is a common scenario we see in our marriage coaching: the husband travels each week for his job while the wife is responsible for working her part-time job and being the taxi shuttle for their children all week alone, making that extra effort to organize the schedule for the week. The wife with the… Read more »

Gina Warner

View from the Pew

Gina Warner

A Climate of Change

July 02, 2015

I’ll never forget when the first Krispy Kreme opened in Denver. The line started forming the eve of opening day—donut lovers from near and far camped out to be among the first to dig their teeth into its one-of-a-kind, hot, glazed, decadence. You might say that Laudato Si’ (LS) is my version of Krispy Kreme…. Read more »

Larry Smith

Call to Charity

Larry Smith

Help the homeless during Ride the Rockies

April 15, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Team Samaritan House will be part of Ride the Rockies, which this year starts in Grand Junction on June 13 and ends June 20 in Westcliffe. We have 19 riders registered on the team—16 men and three women—with a goal of raising $5,000 a piece for Catholic Charities homeless shelters… Read more »

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Making Sense of Bioethics

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

What is VSED and why should it matter to us?

May 22, 2015

More than 20 years ago, Dr. David Eddy, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, described how his mother, though not suffering from a terminal illness, chose to end her life through VSED (voluntarily stopping eating and drinking). She was “very independent, very self-sufficient, and very content.” When she began to be afflicted… Read more »

Guest Column

Fr. Robert Barron

We’ve Been Here Before: Marriage and the Room of Tears

July 02, 2015

Just last week, I had the privilege of spending four hours in the Sistine Chapel with my Word on Fire team. Toward the end of our filming, the director of the Vatican Museums, who had accompanied us throughout the process, asked whether I wanted to see the “Room of Tears.” This is the little antechamber,… Read more »