Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Risks for the kingdom

April 23, 2015

Anything worth doing requires risk. When Fathers Joseph Machebeuf and John Raverdy set out in 1860 for Colorado from Santa Fe, New Mexico they took a big risk, but they knew that the reason they were taking it—to nurture and save souls—was worth any sufferings they might encounter. It is hard to imagine today, but… Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

‘Wolf Hall’ and upmarket anti-Catholicism

April 21, 2015

“Wolf Hall,” the BBC adaptation of Hillary Mantel’s novel about early Tudor England, began airing on PBS’s “Masterpiece Theater” Easter Sunday night. It’s brilliant television. It’s also a serious distortion of history. And it proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles in the Anglosphere. The distortions and bias are… Read more »

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Marriage Missionaries

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Four little words to make your marriage last

April 22, 2015

Seven years ago, I was having the worst thoughts about the one I was supposed to love the most, Matt. We were headed for a weekend away to watch our older girls’ volleyball matches. A discussion took place on what time we needed to head to the airport. I was up, showered, packed and ready… Read more »

Gina Warner

View from the Pew

Gina Warner

A Catholic and a Baptist walk into a church

March 31, 2015

Early in my parenting years, I went through a deeply confusing time in my Catholic faith journey. I challenged many of the teachings of the Church, I lost my desire to pray, and I had no motivation to get involved in Church ministries. It led to feelings of detachment and indifference. I started to seriously… 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

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 »