What is the work of the angels?

September 30, 2016 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 0

The following homily preached for the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel at the Church of the Holy Innocents, Manhattan, 29 September 2016 (Extraordinary Form). ——– Laudetur Iesus Christus! My family was distinctively unimaginative in […]

New threats to religious liberty

September 29, 2016 Russell Shaw 0

Last June five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court thumbed their noses at religious liberty.  They accomplished that without spoken comment simply by turning down an appeal by a family pharmacy in Washington state from […]

Speaking of “deplorables”….

September 28, 2016 George Weigel 0

You’d think presidential candidates would have learned that shooting from the lip in front of deep-pocket donors is asking for trouble. Mitt Romney’s ill-advised comment about the “47%” of us who are “dependent on government” […]


Be Joyful Or Else

September 26, 2016 Amy Welborn 0

A Birmingham-based writer and acquaintance of mine had a piece about mental illness and faith published in the Washington Post today. It’s very good, and I’d recommend anyone in any kind of pastoral ministry read it: The […]


An Unlikely Hero

September 26, 2016 Thomas M. Doran 0

If we desire a literary hero, Bilbo Baggins wouldn’t be at the top of the list. Even those who opt for a hobbit hero would likely gravitate to Frodo, or maybe Sam Gamgee, and many […]