Giving to the Catholic Appeal

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“This is My commandment: love one another as I love you” (Jn 15: 12), Jesus ordered us in the Gospel on Mother’s Day. He...

Waukesha: No revenge

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This past Sunday Pope Francis said after leading the Angelus, “today we also remember all road traffic victims: we pray for them and we...

Praying for peace and for souls

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This past Sunday Pope Francis issued a worldwide call for prayer after leading the people in St. Peter’s Square in the recitation of the...

A little good news

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Back in 1983 the Canadian singer Anne Murray released a song which, unfortunately, is still timely today. Entitled “A little good news,” it begins...

Care for the sick

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On Tuesday, the feast of St. Elizabeth Seton (who cared for the sick herself), Pope Francis released his message for the 30th World Day...

Crisis in the Ukraine

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At press time the war has not broken out yet. God willing (and it is rather certain that this would be His will), it...

Love, not presumption

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In the New Bedford Standard-Times on January 13 there was an editorial cartoon entitled “Full House,” with a halo over the “u,” and with...

Sadness in Atlanta

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On March 16 there was a series of deadly shootings in massage parlors in Atlanta. Debates about the motive of the killer continue to...

Counsel and fortitude

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We continue looking at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit this week by meditating on two more of them: counsel and fortitude. In Psalm 16,...

Knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord

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As we celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost this weekend, we conclude our meditations on the gifts of the Holy Spirit...

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