He’s your father, too.
Many Christians who expect and experience the motherly care of the woman who gave birth to Jesus do not realize that they have a father in the man we honor as “St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” Continue »
His step-by-step obedience won a nation for Christ.
St. Patrick was not born with a burning desire to evangelize. In his teens, he was complacent and self-absorbed—not especially serious about his studies or his Christian faith. Continue »
Welcome, Pope Francis!
Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was elected the 266th bishop of Rome on March 13, the first full day of the conclave. His election marks at least two firsts: our new Holy Father is the first pontiff from the Americas and also the first Jesuit pope. Continue »
Katharine Drexel turned my life upside down.
I never saw myself as a speaker for the missions. To me, mission speakers were always nuns or priests who spoke eloquently about their cause, effortlessly encouraging parishioners to make generous donations. Continue »
Observing Ash Wednesday in solitary confinement
For about twenty years, I’ve been serving as a Catholic lay volunteer to bring prayer, the Eucharist, and sacramentals inside the walls of Florida’s prison. The prisons I serve are in rural North Florida, just a few miles from the Georgia border. Continue »
Thank you, Pope Benedict, for your many years of faithful service to the Church.
To All Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Continue »