A forum of Catholic Thought

The language of love and serviceSister Constance Veit, LSP

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: "Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with ...

Racism and immigrationFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. There is currently in the U.S. an issue of serious concern to those who follow the teachings of Jesus, but I have not heard a word about it from the pulpit or in my Catholic newspaper. It is the racism ...

Begin with EucharistJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Catholics are up in arms -- again. This time, it's the recent Pew Research report that only one in three of us believe that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Christ. One in three. In other words, ...

Gratitude to all farmworkers without exceptionsHosffman Ospino

We all like our fresh salads, vegetables and fruits. If we eat meat, we want the best quality. However, these do not grow or raise themselves. They come to us thanks to the hard and dedicated work of ...

Consuming fireScott Hahn

Our God is a consuming fire, the Scriptures tell us (see Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 4:24). And in this week's Gospel, Jesus uses the image of fire to describe the demands of discipleship. The fire He ...

A different team and a lasting championshipFather Roger Landry

As a former athlete and lifelong sports fan, I visit Espn.com a couple of times a day. There, I get more than box scores, videos and articles on recent happenings in major sports. I also receive inspiration ...

Communion chalice and health risksFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I've been wondering about this for a long time. Why, at holy Communion, do we have to drink from the same chalice that everyone else has used? It seems to me to be a very unsanitary practice, with ...

Faith of our fathersScott Hahn

We are born of the faith of our fathers, descending from a great cloud of witnesses whose faith is attested to on every page of Scripture (see Hebrews 12:1). We have been made His people, chosen for His ...

Dipping host into chaliceFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Earlier this year, I saw a communicant take the host and proceed to dip it into the consecrated wine before consuming it. Is this acceptable? (I had never seen it before.) (Annandale, Virginia) A. ...

Surrounded by loveJaymie Stuart Wolfe

An airport bathroom might seem a rather strange venue for the love of God to be revealed, but the truth is that we don't have to be in church to be Church. An experience I had last week while traveling ...