Every spring brings this sense of urgency to get things done. I want to feel the Holy Spirit’s calming peace even in the midst of these sometimes harried days.
The right to choose a religion (or no religion) without interference by the government has been guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution since our early years as a nation.
Because of the vision we have of politics, we think that our experiences will be negative and draining. These misunderstandings often keep Catholics from making a difference in our communities.
I have also come to realize that though this house is an excellent place for family and friends to gather, host delegations and meetings, entertain for sleepovers and graduation parties, it just has become too big for me, for my life and for my way of living in this world.
Even when the media or individuals adopt misleading terminology, we are not powerless. We can recapture the terms and employ them effectively.
High school students marching for changes, calling for tighter gun laws in the United States. High school students working for changes that their elders have been unable or unwilling to bring about.
Erica Tighe was 26 when she made the leap: She would set out on her own to be a calligrapher. Full time.
Along with many in this country and around the world, I mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, the former first lady who died April 17 at the age of 92. In my few and brief encounters with her, I always found her to be kind and gracious.
It’s not about getting it right, or perfect even; rather, it’s about making forward progress on our journeys.
On the threshold of the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” July 26, we have an opportunity to read and learn from this prophetic document.