• Archbishop Gomez: Confession Is Sacred

    Saint Mateo Correa Magallanes was a priest and a Knight of Columbus. During the persecution of the Church in Mexico in 1927, he had a choice to make. He was in the jails hearing confessions from prisoners rounded up by the government. Now, a general was pressing a gun to his head, threatening to... Read more
  • St. Athanasius Against the World

    The Eternal Word, the Son, was in no way degraded by receiving a human and mortal body. Rather, he deified what he put on; and more than that, he bestowed the gift of his divinity upon our humanity. —St. Athanasius St. Athanasius lived when the blood of the Church’s earliest martyrs... Read more
  • “God Made Me Gay”

    In a speech at a gay-advocacy fundraiser Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg defended his homosexuality in a remark aimed at vice president Mike Pence, a proponent of traditional marriage. Insisting that his homosexual behavior and legal marriage to another man do not... Read more
  • Is Mary’s Queenship Biblical?

    Have you ever wondered why Catholics treat Mary like a queen?  After all, the Scriptures don’t seem to tell us anything about this simple woman from Nazareth having a royal position in Christ’s kingdom.  And besides, Mary is not the wife of the King Jesus.  She is just his... Read more
  • Why don’t Millennials want to evangelize?

    When I read the recent results from a Barna Group report suggesting that just under half (47%) of Christian Millennials think it’s wrong to evangelize, I confess I felt a bit like the Apostle Paul, trying his best day by day, letter by letter to show his brethren that the promises to Abraham... Read more
  • The Bible Leads Me to the Church

    All Christians trust the Bible, including (especially) the New Testament. But the Bible leads me to the Church. This happens in two ways. First, the Bible tells me that Christ established a Church and gave her His authority to teach in His name. So, the Bible sends me forward to the... Read more
  • Cardinal Dolan Gets Canon Law Wrong on Abortion

    “Ghoulish, grisly, gruesome.” These are the strong words used by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to describe the Reproductive Health Act signed on January 22 by Catholic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo that, with a broad definition of heath, permits abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy.... Read more
  • Bishop Daly: Pro-choice pols should not receive Eucharist

    Spokane, Wash., Feb 2, 2019 / 11:24 am (CNA).- The Bishop of Spokane said Friday that that politicians who publicly support abortion should not receive the Eucharist in his diocese. “Politicians who reside in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and who obstinately persevere in their public... Read more
  • Are Bad Catholics Still Catholics?

    Last week, on the forty-sixth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York governor Andrew Cuomo enthusiastically signed that state’s “Reproductive Health Act.” Many commentators observed that New York now has the most radical pro-abortion law of any state in the country, and criticism of... Read more
  • Excommunicate Cuomo

    Calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s excommunication have echoed across Catholic social media ever since he signed into law one of the most expansive abortion bills ever enacted. Bishops Richard Stika of Knoxville and Joseph Strickland of Tyler have joined the chorus. While noting that Cuomo is... Read more