Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Reorienting religious education

May 21, 2015

This column is adapted from a May 19 address that Archbishop Aquila delivered to catechists at the Leadership Appreciation Breakfast. Consider the wake of a great ship, which begins in a point at the bow, but continues to broaden more and more, until it is lost in the horizon and touches the two opposite shores… Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

The Catholic Church’s German crisis

May 20, 2015

The 21st-century Church owes a lot to 20th-century German Catholicism: for its generosity to Catholics in the Third World; for the witness of martyrs like Alfred Delp, Bernhard Lichtenberg, and Edith Stein; for its contributions to Biblical studies, systematic and moral theology, liturgical renewal, and Catholic social doctrine, through which German Catholicism played a leading… 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 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

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 »