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Ferguson? Who cares?
Franciscan Sisters Elizabeth Rupert and Sarah Sykes sing during the
Franciscan Sisters Elizabeth Rupert and Sarah Sykes sing during the "United Prayer for Peace" service Aug. 9 at the Pallottine Retreat Center in Florissant, Mo. The service marked the first anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the African-American teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. (CNS photo/ Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
A year of prayerful events and projects aimed at bringing people together along with efforts to bring improved education and jobs to urban youth should be our focus as we strive for progress in these areas.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wise leaders needed now more than ever
Jesus Christ is not running for public office this year, so we have no choice but to select candidates who are less than perfect. Wisdom does not demand perfection, but it does require intelligence, experience and, above all, good character.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Our segregated schools
This fall, millions of children already disadvantaged by the burdens of poverty will return to failing schools. Only when the fate of black and brown and white students is intertwined can our country go beyond interminable reform battles and move on to build an education system that our children deserve and our democracy demands.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Back-to-school charity
For many families in need across Oregon, going back to school means a struggle to acquire funds for the purchase of those supplies, which is not always easy for those on a fixed income.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
They teach us discipleship
In addition to their many good works and the prayers they say on our behalf, religious priests, brothers and sisters are important because of their witness.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
World meeting of families: a place for faith, unity and conversion
For many Americans, and certainly for many American Catholics, the beginning of fall in Philadelphia is a much bigger deal this year than most.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Finding dignity and purpose in work
What is your attitude toward work? Do you work in order to live, or do you live in order to work? How do you express yourself through your work? Do you feel that you accomplish something of value most days, or do you feel that your labor is meaningless toil that only achieves your minimal paycheck?
Monday, August 17, 2015
A summer reflection on the cross
I was there when Father Ted Hesburgh was buried under a blanket of snow in that cemetery;I want to see his grave covered now with green grass and surrounded by the squat cross markers of hundreds of his companions in the call to follow Christ in the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wise leaders needed now more than ever
Jesus Christ is not running for public office this year, so we have no choice but to select candidates who are less than perfect. Wisdom does not demand perfection, but it does require intelligence, experience and, above all, good character.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Take of two polls - or four
A lot of Catholics were bemused and then gratified by Pope Francis’ nearly immediate popularity. Recent news about Pope Francis’ poll numbers, which are still high but not as high, was sad.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Abortion explanations won't work any more
Over the years the pro-abortion lobby has attempted to change the conversation about abortion from the death of innocent children to women’s reproductive and health care rights. And for a great deal of the American public this argument has worked. Until now.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Supreme Decision

On June 26, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage by a 5-4 vote. Now is not a time for forcing our wills on others, but a time to renew our trust and devote ourselves to follow God’s will together.


Sunday, August 2, 2015
When baby parts are worth more than the baby
When you cut through the tortured logic Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards employs to defend the primacy of privacy over the natural law, what you are left with, unfortunately for the nation's abortion Goliath, is the child.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Christianity vs. sexual revolution

In case you haven't noticed, we're in the middle of a war between Christianity and the sexual revolution. It has been going on since the 1960s with the development of oral contraceptives, which allowed women to engage in sexual activities with less fear of becoming pregnant.


Monday, July 27, 2015
Love your neighbor to combat the culture of violence
However the story unfolds in the coming days, the shootings are just another in a long line of examples of how our country and our world seems to be caught in the tight grip of what the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops once called a culture of violence.
Monday, July 27, 2015
This summer don't . . .
How, then, to make the most of the relative quiet while we are able? Addressing the problem conversely, here are six ways not to spend these coveted summer months.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
The sting of death and power of love
A few weeks ago I lost a younger brother to a sudden, fatal car accident and reading the pope's reflection cut to the marrow.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Engagement: Going From 'date' to 'mate'
Recently I’ve been reading “A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, and to be honest, I find it a little messed up.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Love your neighbor to combat the culture of violence

On the day that a Colorado jury was to announce its verdict in the case of a man who opened fire in a crowded movie theater killing 12 people, Tennesseans were trying to make sense of another deadly shooting, this time in our state.


Thursday, July 23, 2015
Walking in beauty
Less religion, heavier drinking, less trust. A Navajo way might be an antidote that all believers can understand and embrace.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Penalized for belief?
The Catholic Church condemns no one for his or her sexual orientation. But the actions people take enter the field of morality and we of the church have a duty — and a right — to speak out on morals.
Friday, July 17, 2015


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