Building a Civilization of Truth and Love

(Article courtesy of

Editor’s note: The following address by Archbishop Cordileone titled “

Being a Witness

You are a witness by simply seeing something happen — whether you like it or not. For instance, the Chorus of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is an unwilling witness to the action of the play — i.e. to the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket. In the opening lines,

When the Joy of Faith is Gone

(Article courtesy of Catholic Lane)

In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith,

Who are We Fighting For?

(Article courtesy of Ignitum Today)

I recently saw a status on Facebook from someone working in the pro-life movement. It was about how the pro-life movement isn’t a cause; it’s a battle. As pro-lifers

Reminder: The Church IS Against Birth Control

(Article courtesy of Human Life International)

Even for many Catholics who attend Mass on a weekly basis, the Church’s teachings on birth control are often misunderstood — or completely unknown.

Remedying the Divorce Culture

(Crisis Magazine)

Divorce is more common in my extended family than in society at large. My childhood home was a broken

The Victory Belongs to God

Jesus told his disciples, “Be of good cheer – I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).  Satan and those who opposed Jesus did their worst to silence him, but they could not defeat him. His love and atoning sacrifice on the cross broke the powers of sin, death, and Satan and

Joy-filled Witnesses of Christ

Do you know what purpose and mission God has for you? We who have been baptized into Christ, through his death and resurrection, are united with him as members of his body on earth. We share in one Spirit who transforms us to be like Christ and to carry out Christ’s work in the world today.


Motherhood, the Cross, and Easter

(Catholic Exchange)

I could certainly dispense with the Christian paradox that suffering

Bishops invited to support 2014 March for Marriage


Two U.S. bishops leading efforts to defend and promote marriage

Quote of the Week:

"But we cannot pray 'at all times' if we do not pray at specific times, consciously willing it."

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2697