Faith can only be learned by Tradition: passed down from past generations. We don’t pass it on because we, like Thomas, doubt that it is really true. But the Risen Jesus was with Thomas and He is with us. God didn’t call “someone else” to bring the good news; God called us. Fortunately we don’t have to do it alone: The Risen Christ is with us.
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I recently encountered a beautiful story about a young husband and wife. She was raised a Hindu in India, and he was raised a Baptist in Iowa, and they entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. What was so powerful about the story was [...]
Today, April 2nd, is the 8th anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II. I was a student in Rome at the time, and I came down to St. Peter’s square for the prayer vigil when he died. It was a Saturday night, and there was a huge crowd. In the several days before [...]
There is a clear connection between the current campaign for equal rights for homosexuals and the great campaign for equal rights for women. That movement had started with equal voting rights for women, and then moved on to fight for equal access to education, to jobs and careers, and equal pay for women who were [...]
Recently the youngest of three brothers was ordained the the priesthood. The oldest and first to be ordained to the priesthood, as a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, was Fr. Luke Strand. Fr. Luke was briefly on the national news after his ordination because a company was
It was a pleasant surprise to see how many people voted on our mini-poll (53 votes in one week), and also to see that an overwhelming majority voted for Number 4, which was:
4) Marriage is a free gift of love: the love between the husband and wife should be a self-sacrificing love that [...]
[This is a recent address by Pope Benedict XVI] Cardinals, Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and the Priesthood, dear brothers and sisters!
I am pleased to welcome you on the occasion of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family, on the occasion of a double XXX anniversary: that of the Apostolic Exhortation [...]
I just returned from World Youth Day 2011 in Spain, and the city of Madrid did a first class job welcoming over a million people from all over the world. These people could be heard singing songs together and joining in chants, packing the subway cars and strolling through the streets of the city
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