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If you are looking to see a good example of how an active and vibrant parish functions on Sunday mornings, you should visit … more
I stood in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express in Syracuse one recent Saturday morning … more
While we Catholics believe that a church building is certainly not The Church, we still take the building very seriously. more
Escandalizar”, en un contexto religioso, significa literalmente poner tropiezos, obstaculizar el camino de alguien para encontrarse con Cristo, … more
A few months ago, I was at a gathering with brother priests and one of the young men helping at the dinner approached me when he heard that I am the vocation director … more
The Best-laid Plans The parents of a growing family, three children in tow and a fourth on the way, decided it was time to expand their house as well. There was plenty of indoor living area, but … more
When I received the email about last week’s America Media program on “Pope Francis: The Foundations of His Papacy,” I found it easy to say yes. After all, the Sept. more
En general, mi columna no es un lugar para analizar los cambios del personal, pero espero que me permita contarle algo sobre dos decisiones que son particularmente importantes para nuestra … more
Una de las cosas que produce más escándalo entre los fieles son los graves pecados o delitos de sus autoridades religiosas, quienes están llamados a predicar con el ejemplo, a fin de que no se les … more
My column is not usually a place to discuss personnel moves, but I hope you will allow me to give you some background on two decisions that are particularly … more
I am never sorry when summer ends, but I don’t think I have much company in that. I’ve met so many people who hate to see fall arrive. more
Just when the Long Lent of 2002 was coming to a boil in March of that year, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, took things … more
A palpable sense of energy and activity pervaded St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie last Saturday morning. Dr. Scott Hahn,… more
I didn’t want to go Mass this weekend. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not go to Mass last weekend. … more
In the late summer and early fall of 1776, following disastrous defeats at the Battle of Long Island … more
At first I thought it was maybe just me. All summer, with news of the stinging scandals—Theodore McCarrick, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, the controversy caused by Archbishop Vigano’s … more
El cambio propuesto por el papa Francisco al n. 2267 del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, no está exento… more
En un hecho realmente histórico el papa Francisco dispuso introducir una modificación en el Catecismo de la Iglesia con respecto a la postura sobre la pena de muerte. Es una decisión que se veía … more
Sí, sé que la devoción clásica popular del Vía Crucis, de acompañar con reverencia a Jesús en su tortuoso viaje desde su injusta condena por parte de … more
September is upon us, the kids are heading back to school, and I’ve been thinking. It’s been a long time … more
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