Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Holy Week: Christian life in miniature

March 24, 2015

“Forever and ever and ever,” St. Teresa of Avila and her brother used to repeat to each other when they were little. For them, the saying was a reminder that the joys of heaven last forever, but the joys of earth are fleeting. This week we celebrate two important moments in history—the 500th anniversary of… Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

The indomitable, and effective, Cardinal Pell

March 24, 2015

Shortly after George Pell was named Archbishop of Melbourne, he instituted several reforms at the archdiocesan seminary, including daily Mass and the daily celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, both of which had fallen by the wayside in the preceding years. The seminary faculty, enthusiastic proponents of Catholic Lite, thought to call the archbishop’s… Read more »

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Marriage Missionaries

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Not always as it appears

March 11, 2015

Marriages are usually not ruined overnight. One or the other usually does not wake up one morning and say, “I am miserable in this marriage and I want a divorce.” It occurs little by little over time. Little by little, we can begin to avoid certain topics of conversation (since the last time that topic… 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

Stay tuned for more miracles

March 05, 2015

Since my arrival at Catholic Charities in April 2013, I’ve said that we serve two kinds of people: those with a need to give and those with a need to receive. That was brought home to me in an amazing way at A Beacon of Hope Gala for Lighthouse and Women’s Services, which raised more… 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 »