• She was at the synagogue to mourn her mother. She was killed while protecting the rabbi

    When a gunman opened fire in a synagogue in California, killing one and injuring three others, Lori Kaye jumped between the shooter and the rabbi. Kaye, 60, was shot at the synagogue and died at a nearby hospital.   In addition to Kaye, at least three others were... Read more
  • The Hidden Connection Between Mary and Divine Mercy

    For many years I’ve marveled about the “coincidence” of three highly influential saints living in Krakow at roughly the same moment in history: St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope St. John Paul II. George Weigel has pointed out in the book we co-authored, City of... Read more
  • Friday Funny: Teen Driver Glances Up At Road, Nearly Misses Something Cool On Instagram

    GALVISTON, IA—Teenager William Hanks was driving down Interstate 32 yesterday when for a brief moment he looked up from his cell phone and nearly missed something cool on Instagram. The young driver was traveling at a speed of 78 miles per hour when the near-miss occurred. "Life comes at you... Read more
  • What Happens When the Mental Health Profession Fails Post Abortive Women.

    The #AmericanPsychologicalAssociation asserts that there is no causal link between abortion and depression(which is ridiculous anyway, because virtually no social science research can ever assert causation. But that’s a different TED Talk). And a recent talk in Ireland by Dr. Lucy... Read more
  • ‘Lay co-agents essential for Church leadership’ Detroit archbishop says

    The role of the laity is crucial to the Church’s efforts to combat clerical sex abuse, Archbishop of Allen Vigneron said Thursday morning. Speaking at The Catholic University of America on April 25, the Detroit archbishop explained that in his own ministry he had seen how lay collaboration... Read more
  • Becoming Catholic in a Time of Scandal: An Episcopal Priest’s Journey of Grace

    Why would a high-ranking priest in the Episcopal Church decide with his family to come into full communion with the Catholic Church? This comes at a time when a recent poll showed that one-third of Catholics are considering leaving the Church due to the clergy sex-abuse scandal. Some... Read more
  • How Individual Bishops Can Reform the Church Right Now

    When it comes to Church reform related to the clergy sexual-abuse crisis, faithful Catholics are still waiting for concrete action. Two months ago, the Vatican held its first-ever summit on the sexual abuse of minors, where Pope Francis called on bishops to end the scourge of abuse in their... Read more
  • How Would the Media Cover the Resurrection?

    How  would the secular media have reported on the Resurrection? In this piece from Credo Magazine, Al offers his take  The body of Jesus of Nazareth, the controversial rabbi who was executed recently, continues to elude authorities. It disappeared from its burial place sometime during... Read more
  • Suspended Catholic priest gets two years for sexual assault of teen

    SAGINAW, MI – The Rev. Robert J. “Father Bob” DeLand Jr. was ordered to serve a minimum of two years in prison in connection with the sexual assault of a teen. Saginaw Circuit Judge Darnell Jackson handed down the sentence Thursday, April 25 on the charge of second-degree criminal sexual... Read more
  • Sri Lankan Sunday School Was ‘Willing to Die for Christ’ on Easter. Half Did.

    In most Sunday schools, the question is an academic exercise. “How many of you are willing to die for Christ?” asked the teacher on Easter morning. Every one of the children dutifully raised their hands. A few minutes later, the Sri Lankan class descended to Zion Church’s main service,... Read more