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Spiritual Paternity, Anger, Lying and Vulnerable AdultsFather Roger Landry

In the last two weeks there have been ongoing developments in the clergy scandals that erupted with the revelation of the sexual abuse committed by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, widened with the ...

Divorced and CommunionFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am in my 50s and have now been divorced for three years. I was married in the Catholic Church and have always attended Sunday Mass regularly and received Communion. But I have begun to wonder whether ...

Tintoretto and the Reform of the ChurchBishop Robert Barron

I am in Washington, DC this week for meetings of the USCCB. Since formal proceedings didn't begin until the evening, I found myself yesterday morning with a little free time. So I made my way to one of ...

'The fire rages on'Barbara Thorp

Below are the prepared opening remarks Barbara Thorp gave at the "Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults" panel that took place in Dublin Aug. 24 during the World Meeting of Families. This is my ...

Following the MessiahScott Hahn

In today's Gospel, we reach a pivotal moment in our walk with the Lord. After weeks of listening to His words and witnessing His deeds, along with the disciples we're asked to decide who Jesus truly is. Peter ...

St. Gregory and God's decisionFather Steve Grunow

St. Gregory the Great was born in Rome around the year 540 AD. He was the member of a privileged family and, as such, had many opportunities available to him. However, young Gregory eschewed all this ...

Is God calling you to serve him and his Church as a deacon?Deacon Christopher Connelly

How does one discern a call from God to a vocation in the Church? God calls all people to holiness. Within this call God calls each of us to a particular state in life. For some this particular call is ...

'Brother-sister' for civil marriageFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My sister married in the Catholic Church while very young. After a couple of years, that marriage fell apart and eventually she received an annulment from the Catholic tribunal. After a few years, ...

Hurricane seasonJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we began to let friends in New England know that we had decided to move to New Orleans, one of the first things they asked us about was hurricanes. The conversation was generally one-sided and usually ...

Engaging young people in their faithSister Pat Boyle

As part of a summer project, I looked at different parish websites and talked to pastors about life in the collaboratives. What caught my attention is the number of parishes and collaboratives that ran ...