Over the past several months, many faithful Catholics have expressed deep dissatisfaction with this year’s presidential election, and understandably so: Neither major party candidate seems personally guided by a consistent ethic of life, and there are deep, concerning questions about the character of both.
Project Rachel is a free service, open to anyone in need, regardless of faith, as part of the services available through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Last month, Pope Francis called on Catholics to consider a new work of mercy: ‘care for our common home’.
The Holy Father has charged us to be a ‘listening church,’ but our noisy Information Age makes it hard to listen well, and my generation may suffer the most.
Our son, Eric, and his wife, Jenny, live in the tiny town of Garfield, Washington. They have been married for 11 years. Eric, a poster boy for Scandinavians, is 6 feet 7 inches tall, with blonde hair and pale blue eyes. Jenny, born in Colombia is 5 feet tall, with long black hair and brown […]
During election season, we hear a great deal about “following our consciences” and the need for conscience formation. The U.S. bishops offer their guide to faithful citizenship so that the principles of Catholic social teaching might inform our election day decisions, and a number of organizations similarly put out a range of voting guides.
Through wars, conflicts, trials and tribulations, our anthem has become a tradition, a way for us to honor those who have fought, with great sacrifice, to preserve our freedom.
Scribbling hope. That’s how I would describe my attendance at this fall’s Diocesan Council of Catholic Women conference on Saturday, Sept. 17. I usually write down things that people say or something that I read that touches me in my little cheapo composition tablets from Walmart or Target. Kind of like, treasures of the heart. […]
His name is Omran. He sits motionless in an Aleppo ambulance after his family home was bombed. His silent stare screams at anyone looking: “I am a human being! Why can’t you see me?”
The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn — suppertime on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store. It had been months since I’d spoken with my college friend Wendy, but she skipped right over the small talk: she’s moving to St. Croix. When I heard St. […]