• 28 Benefits of Gratitude & Most Significant Research Findings

    The 28 Benefits of Gratitude This piece from Happier Human is a good starting place when exploring the benefits of gratitude (Amin, 2014). The benefits are split into five groups: Emotional benefits Social benefits Personality benefits Career benefits Health benefits There... Read more
  • No Unity Without the Cross

    This essay was given as a homily on November 16, 2019, at the Mass of the Americas at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, directly over the spot where our Lord’s Cross stood, there stands a Greek altar.... Read more
  • St. Bernadette’s Testament of Gratitude

    As we read in Luke 17:12-19, As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean.... Read more
  • Thanking God at Thanksgiving: 100 Years Ago and Today

    Not every Thanksgiving in America had the feeling of gratitude like Thanksgiving Day 100 years ago. That Thanksgiving 1919 was truly a blessed occasion. Our president was Woodrow Wilson, and his Thanksgiving Day proclamation was significant because America and the world had enjoyed their first... Read more
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Thanksgiving Proclamation New York, 3 October 1789 By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his... Read more
  • “Angels caught me and Jesus loves me,” says 5-year-old boy thrown off a 3rd floor balcony

    After a 7-month recovery, 5-year-old Landen Hoffman is walking normally and back in Kindergarten with a smile on his face. According to his GoFundMe page, which was set up after Landen was maliciously thrown by a stranger over 40 feet from a balcony in the Mall of America in Minnesota on... Read more
  • At papal Mass, the Marian image that survived Nagasaki’s atom bomb

    Nagasaki, Japan, Nov 25, 2019 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- When Pope Francis offers Mass during international trips, an image of the Marian devotion of the country he is visiting is usually placed near the altar. On Nov. 24 the image used at a papal Mass in Nagasaki had an additional significance: It is a... Read more
  • Why going to Mass is one of the best ways to celebrate Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Day in the United States is often summarized by these two words: food and football. Families across the nation will come together to share a meal and enjoy watching the annual football games that are televised throughout the day. One tradition that many Catholics have... Read more
  • Transgenderism and the Olympics

    Next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics may spell the swift death of the transgender movement as a dominant politically-correct touchstone. Biological men, self-identifying as women, are poised to make a clean sweep of the Women’s Olympics, triggering a very public debate on this third-rail... Read more
  • Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rookie QB Thankful for Conversion to Catholicism

    The NFL has experienced its share of starting quarterback departures this season, and Devlin Hodges has seen the results of this situation up close. Hodges, an undrafted rookie from Samford University in Alabama, relieved starter Mason Rudolph in the Steelers’ last game against the... Read more