Rediscovering baptism in plague time

On April 29, 1951, Father Thomas Love, SJ, baptized me in the Church of Sts. Philip and James, near Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Family legend has it that I […]

What to expect when public Mass resumes

As painful as the decision was to suspend all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Denver, the process was straight-forward and necessary for the common good.  When health restrictions are eased and we are able to start gathering […]

Look to Mary when feeling helpless, advise Poor Clares in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — As the pandemic throws a metaphorical grenade into the everyday habits of people around the world, the consistent and faith-bolstering rhythm of daily Mass, frequent prayer, […]

Bishop chairmen urge FDA to develop ethical vaccine for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Four bishop chairmen of committees for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), […]

Organize the day for school-at-home

When you’re teaching at home, you’ll be more successful if you abandon the idea of replicating a regular school day and instead, create an easy-to-learn routine. Imagine the day in blocks, […]

Marriage matters: Three verbs to strengthen your marriage

Steve and Bridget Patton hold master’s degrees in theology and counseling and serve as family life ministers for the Diocese of Sacramento. Calamities can bring out the best and the […]

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Father Joe Krupp is a former comedy writer who is now a Catholic priest.  Twitter: @Joeinblack DEAR FATHER JOE: So many good people I know have suffered horribly in the […]


After Cardinal Pell’s rightful acquittal 

The unanimous decision by Australia’s High Court to quash Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of “historic sexual abuse” and acquit him of those crimes was entirely welcome. Truth and […]


WATCH: Ft. Lupton priest prays rosary, blesses homes while getting exercise

CBS 4 recently featured Father Grzegorz Wojcik of St. William’s Parish in Fort Lupton, who is walking around the town praying and blessing homes while Colorado is under a stay-at-home […]

Retreat at Home: Take a Gratitude Walk

Veronica Szczygiel is the Assistant Director of Online Learning at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. In times of trouble, our hearts long for peace and turn to God. One […]

How can we stay close to God and one another right now?

I feel overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyday things seem to get worse, and I feel powerless to do anything about it. Even going to church isn’t an option right […]


Priests Without People

Fr. Paul D. Scalia is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, VA, where he serves as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy. The priest came in…and took out the altar stone […]