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Intolerant relativism

Once upon a time, many people assumed that dogma, especially religious dogma, was the enemy of freedom and friendship. If only we relaxed and let each person live by his or her own truth, we could love ...



Spiritual sacrificeScott Hahn

Jesus does not come to destroy the temple, but to fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17) -- to reveal its true purpose in God's saving plan. He is the Lord the prophets said would come -- to purify the temple, ...

Serving those in need by supporting the Catholic AppealRita and Kevin Gill

At the root of our Catholic faith is service to others, and so as Catholics, we are called to be servants of God. However, we are also called as a collective Church to pass on our faith to future generations ...

Sowing the Seeds of FaithMaureen Crowley Heil

Our Mission Family is blessed by the multitudes of "farmers" around the world -- men and women called by God to plant the seeds of our faith wherever He sends them. We call them missionaries; the crop ...

O.J. and meDick Flavin

It was a stormy late Sunday afternoon in November back in the early 1990s. I was in the Pittsburgh International Airport, seated in an easy chair in the VIP lounge of a major airline. The lounge was VIP ...

Tides unseenJaymie Stuart Wolfe

The shot didn't hurt; in fact, I couldn't feel it at all, but tears welled up in my eyes just the same as I put the CDC vaccination card in my purse and drove away. Just like that, without any drama or ...

We are in a race against time, and it is a race to save livesMC Sullivan

Much attention has been given to recent statements made about the most recently FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chair of the United States Conference ...

Anxious as death draws nearFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I was a fallen-away Catholic for 20 years, but I finally made it to confession. I had been unfaithful to my marriage, and my question is this: How can God forgive me for so much sin, and did I tell ...

An evangelical pathBishop Robert Barron

I commenced my writing career, roughly 25 years ago, as a critic of liberal Catholicism, which I referred to, in one of the first articles I ever published, as "beige Catholicism." By this designation, ...