Posts Tagged ‘Church’

St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church, and the ‘Domestic Church’

Bishop Conley is delivering the keynote address of the upcoming conference, “Life, Dignity and Disability” presented by Human Life International and the Nebraska Catholic Conference. Click here to learn more and to register for this exciting conference.

A new and beautiful tradition has begun in our lifetime. By order of Pope Francis and by God’s grace, a small but historic change has been made to the Holy Mass: all...

Wisdom, Christian Witness, and the Year of Faith

A long time ago in Germany, a man kept a diary. And some of his words are worth sharing today, because they’re a good place to begin our discussion.

The man wrote: “Speak both to the powerful and to every man—whoever he may be—appropriately and without affectation. Use plain language. Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance, and be ready to let it go. Order your life well in every single...

Big Government Doesn’t Just Happen

There are many who complain that big government is the root of all our problems. If we could but rid ourselves of its intrusive presence in our lives, things would be much better. Many complain about the effects of big government but few look at its cause.

Big government does not just happen. In fact, big government, where the State enters into every facet of society, should not happen. The State exists to safeguard...

The Big-Picture Gospel

We have lost our way as a civilization. Having cast off the Faith, we no longer know who we are, why we are, what we are for, or how to be.

Like someone lost in the woods, we exhibit strange and sometimes contradictory behaviors—now rushing this way and that in panicked spasms, now huddled in place, hopeless, waiting for rescuers we no longer believe exist; now stony-faced in resolution, now willing to do, to...

The Theological Wisdom of Benedict

As shock has given way to acceptance, we hear more and more affirmations of the humility and courage of Pope Benedict XVI, who announced that he would renounce his office as the Supreme Pontiff today at 8:00 p.m. Rome time (2:00 p.m. EST). The 8-year papacy of Benedict is coming to an end, yet we cannot underestimate the gifts that the Church has been given through the wisdom of this seemingly short pontificate.

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