A forum of Catholic Thought

Tell it like it isJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Throughout the history of the Church, the saints have spoken some very valuable pearls of wisdom. But there's one quotable quote I wish wasn't misquoted (and misattributed) so often. I'll bet that within ...

Arise, receive the vaccine, save livesHosffman Ospino

''The Lord is risen!" This is our cry during the 50 days of Easter. We celebrate life with joy: our present historical life and life eternal. As we celebrate like Easter people, we know with confidence ...

Thanks to Volunteers, We're Having a Mary-athon!Maureen Crowley Heil

April 20th is National Volunteer Day. We can think of no better group to honor than our own wonderful, dedicated people who give to the missions with their time and talent. Before our shutdown closed ...

Understanding the ScripturesScott Hahn

Jesus in today's Gospel teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures. He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises found ...

Praying for salvific ignorance for the clever Hans KüngFather Roger J. Landry

When I first heard the news on April 6 that the 93-year-old Swiss theologian and author Father Hans Küng had died, I had just finished the prayers for the fifth day of the Novena of Divine Mercy. His ...

Coming back to the ChurchFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am considering coming back to the church after 50-plus years. In the meantime, though, I was married, divorced, and remarried years later in a non-Catholic ceremony to a divorced man. Am I even eligible ...

Sharing God's Love in Helpless SituationsMaureen Crowley Heil

A great blessing of this ministry is that many of the missionaries I meet become my friends. Although we exist in very different parts of the mission world -- they go, stay, and live the work, while I ...

The day the Lord madeScott Hahn

Three times in today's Psalm we cry out a victory shout: "His mercy endures forever." Truly we've known the everlasting love of God, who has come to us as our Savior. By the blood and water that flowed ...

Marriage open to childrenFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My boyfriend and I are starting to have conversations about marriage. I am a Catholic; he is a Baptist. I have not felt called to have children and have health issues that will make it difficult to ...

Impenetrable darknessJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon" (Mt 27:45). "When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon" (Mk 15:33). "It was now ...