The night that sets Christian believers apart

The Easter Vigil is by far the most important and beautiful Mass of the entire year. It’s the Mass that contains the Church’s greatest...

The mission closest to the pope’s heart

For Divine Mercy Sunday this year, Pope Francis summoned the Missionaries of Mercy to Rome, as he did in 2016 and 2018. (We were...

Dehumanizing one another

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A female sharpshooter nicknamed “Lady Death” has recently become a Ukrainian folk hero for defiantly attacking Russian soldiers undercover. The young markswoman fought for several...

We come in waves

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I have long viewed the circle of life as waves rolling along in the middle of the ocean. When one wave passes, it is replaced...

Fill my cup

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Everyone, whether as a student or staff, knows that May feels like it is 100 days long instead of 31. I wake up almost...

Following the Good Shepherd

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Have you ever been lost? I don’t mean taking the wrong exit off of a turnpike, or even those times in childhood when you...

Guarding sacramental integrity, Church Communion, and the salvation of souls

On May 20, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco sent a letter to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and...

The summer of 1987: Baby don’t hurt me

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I remember my very first encounter with love. I was about seven years old at a wedding, and completely enamored by one of the bridesmaids....

The light beyond: Responding to the Face of God

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With no regard for his own safety, he discarded his jacket and some of his equipment and jumped into the water. He did not...

Let no one look down upon you because you are young!

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One of the great privileges that I have had is working in the diocese in various youth programs that are near and dear to...

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