The life and service of the late shepherd of the Diocese of Madison tracked in an unusual way the ecclesial shifts of his era.
A bishop cannot serve in parliament, even worse a faux-parliament in Beijing which has the blood of Catholics on its hands.
While the annual gathering fell short, it may in fact have signaled a critical turning point on the road to reform.
The bombshell in Baltimore confirms what the Holy Father has already made clear. He alone will decide when an investigation is needed. Only he will judge, and his judgment will be given without reasons.
Alberta’s energy sector is not asking the government to do anything, but rather to stop preventing necessary things from being done
America takes great pride in its democracy, but simultaneously is quite ready to consider that it's open to manipulation, even corruption
It seems Asia Bibi, persecuted for her faith, may be on her way to freedom. She deserves whatever help she can get as the mob waits to kill her.
The damage to the political culture caused by the discovery that a federal judge had skeletons in his teenage closet would be less severe than the willingness of senior senators to fabricate those skeletons as a deceitful means to a political end.
Bush 41, unlike his son, remained uncomfortable with religion in political discourse. His largely unspoken faith remained a central part of his life.
Bush 41 was praised as a man of virtues that seem to have gone out of style – civility, courtesy, humility, service. He was also something that has nearly disappeared from our common life – a patriarch.
George H.W. Bush became a “first father” and grandfather to the nation. But he was not the master political strategist in the background. Rather, he taught the nation something about fathers and sons, a cultural need more important that politics.
George Herbert Walker Bush was best at home. Not domestic policy, but at home — as a man of faith, family and fatherhood.
We are not strangers in our own country. We should not act like it. We are not ashamed of the Gospel. We should not act like it.
The life of discipleship, a blessing in itself, can be experienced as a burden in a fallen world. That’s true too in marriage and family life.
The heart of Cardinal Wojtyła trembled in 1978, but his heart was strong, every day carrying within it Peter’s conversation with the Risen Jesus, until that day when that heart was finally stilled by a body that had grown weak.
Ken Woo’s painting departs from the traditional depiction of angels holding the instruments, opting instead just for two angels, with a collection of instruments of the Passion suspended above them. And here we find presentation of the instruments that is familiar and new.