Coming Home I started out my married life working and living a fun and easy lifestyle. The idea of vocation never entered my head until after our first child was born. God doesn´t demand, but waits, oh so patiently, on me. This is my story.
Montessori and Catholicism Author Kathy O´Brien considers the philosophy behind Maria Montessori´s approach to education with a particular look at how it relates to the Catholic faith.
The Wild One: Blessed Pier Giorgio Pier Giorgio Frassati was young, handsome, cultured, athletic, practical-joking -- and Blessed. Beatified by the Catholic Church in 1990, he was named the Patron Saint of World Youth Day 2000.
Abortion Research Proves Women Harmed The latest abortion research proves that women are harmed. That´s bad news for the abortion lobby, but welcome data for all who want to advise vulnerable women, and the general public, about abortion´s many risks.
The Seminarian, Father-to-Be In a world without fathers, the “fatherhood” of the Catholic priest has lost much its meaning. Now is the time for seminarians to reclaim the spiritual paternity contained in the priest´s vocation to be "Father."
Looking Inside Darwin’s Black Box Science vs. Darwin? The old evolutionary ideas are wrong, says biochemist Michael Behe. The source of life is an Intelligent Designer, not neo-Darwinian materialism (Clarence Darrow, call home!). Get the facts in this interview.
How New is the New Testament? We must be clear on one point: the Christian God is no different from the one who revealed himself to Moses. If Jesus relied so extensively on the Old Testament, who are we to shrug it off? Where would we be without the Ten Commandments?
These 40 Days of Lent Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These are among the ways families take stock and renew themselves in preparation for the celebration of Easter.
Preparing for Mass with Thanksgiving For priests, as well as the congregation, preparation and thanksgiving prior to Mass is key. The Church in her prayerbook for the Eucharist suggests it, and yet it is not typical of our practice - or at least mine and maybe yours.
Pius XII and the Jews Contrary to the books accusing Pius XII of not doing enough to help the Jews during the Holocaust, the truth is that Pius XII was instrumental in saving hundreds of thousands of Jews from death at Nazi hands.
Close Relations Unlike years past, today´s families are scattered. Grandparents are connecting with grandchildren in a distinct way — by traveling with them.
Why Are There So Many Young Priests in Omaha? When Archbishop Elden Curtiss came to Omaha eight years ago, he made it clear what his priorities were: vocations. Since then, he has built one of the nation’s top dioceses for getting vocations.
Art, Faith, and the Stewardship of Culture What is the role of art and the imagination in the contemporary church? Gregory Wolfe explores this question at a time when the public feels alienated from contemporary art and an uneasy relationship exists between Christians and contemporary culture.
The Woman in Salvation History God used various people, places and events in the Old Testament to prefigure realities later revealed in the New Testament. Guided by Church Tradition, we can discover how various Old Testament events and persons point to truths about Christ´s mother.
Hams and Martyrs A grandmother recalls her efforts to make meal times a communion of persons rather than a merely a meeting at the common trough.
Divine Mercy in My Soul Theresa Bonopartis describes how her abortion affected her life. And how after many years, she came to realize Christ´s loving mercy.
God and the Marketplace: Why and Where He belongs "Business, like art, literature, music and architecture is a window on the soul of a culture," says archbishop Charles J. Chaput, archbishop of Denver. The most Rev. Chaput asks business people to reflect on the way they work and what it says about them