A new phase for new-church

Director of Media Relations for the USCCB, Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, has an editorial posted on the Huffington Post Blog entitled, “John XXIII and John Paul II: New Models for Holiness,” about their pending canonizations. It’s worth a read, if for no other …

Revolting against the king

As I write, on this the eve of the Fourth of July, which here in the United States is known and celebrated as Independence Day, freedom and revolution are well on my mind. In an attempt to justify their campaign to anoint “conscience” …

When conscience is king

In his Angelus address of June 30, 2013, Pope Francis spoke of the difference between being moved by a conscience that is informed by “the voice of God” and simply doing “whatever suits us.” So we also must learn to listen more to …

Fortnight Follies

The Archdiocese of Baltimore, my home diocese, is suggesting that the faithful take the “Fortnight for Freedom Pledge” which goes as follows: I Pledge to   Pray: …for the success of the Fortnight for Freedom and for the preservation of religious freedom for …