Did Christians ban the Games? Tales, myths and other fun facts about the ancient Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics began less than a week ago, and as is usually the case, there’s been enough stunning athleticism, shocking upsets and yes, even a little bit of […]

From the wilderness to the Promised Land: Learn your faith in the SJV Lay Division

One of the famous episodes in the Old Testament is the wandering of Israel in the wilderness. The descendants of Abraham, whom God promised land to come to his descendants, […]


The bishops, Donatism, and President Biden

In an article first posted at Commonweal and republished on July 7 in La Croix International, Professor John Thiel of Fairfield University, while criticizing the U.S. bishops’ decision to prepare a teaching document […]

Deacon Rodger Creel remembered for kindness, compassion and peaceful presence

Deacon Rodger Creel passed away at the age of 80 on July 17 surrounded by family and friends at his home. Deacon Creel served at Shrine of St. Anne’s in […]

Colorado bishops issue letter on the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life Congressional policies

We, the Catholic bishops of Colorado, urge Congressional Representatives to support the Hyde Amendment and the Walden Amendment. We also ask the Faithful to sign The United States Conference of […]

Catholic converts tell their stories of Eucharistic reckoning

By Roxanne King/National Catholic Register Last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to craft a teaching document “On the Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” the […]

Penance and missing the point of ‘no meat on Fridays’

Well, you all keep me on my toes.  Last month, I wrote a column about sin and culpability, using suicide as an example. In describing the difference between acts that […]

Dreams, memories and prayer: Pope Francis on the vocation of grandparents and the elderly

“I am with you always” (Mt 28:20). Quoting Jesus at the Ascension from the Gospel of Matthew, Pope Francis shared these words when he instituted the very first World Day […]

Biden Administration instates moratorium on federal executions

On July 1, 2021, the Biden Administration ordered a halt of all federal executions. The Justice Department will review the policies and practices of federal execution during the moratorium, including the use of barbiturate […]

Dressing like a Catholic

Is there a Catholic way to dress? Well, there’s no Catholic uniform (at least apart from school plaid). An early Christian of the second century said as much when writing a letter to Diognetus: “With regard […]

Five reasons not to miss Annunciation Heights’ Fiat Fest and Adventure Race

What do camp missionaries, a 5K race and a roasted pig have in common? You’ll be able experience all three and much more at one of the summer’s most exciting […]


Liberal authoritarianism and the traditional Latin Mass

Let me begin by defining my location in the Liturgy Wars.  I am a Novus Ordo man.   I don’t agree that the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Pius V in 1570 entombed the Roman Rite in […]