June 18, 2020
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Crises Have Consequences

Covid-19 came to America and the rest of the world without warning and changed our lives in ways never imagined except perhaps in science-fiction. People’s reactions to the crisis have ranged from heroic efforts to serve those vulnerable to the...

The Beauty of Christian Virtue

As Christian people of faith we believe in the Triune God. God the Father created us. His Son, Jesus, shows us the way to the Father. The Holy Spirit inspires and guides us to be followers of Jesus, each in our own unique way.  Through faith...

St. Thomas Aquinas: A Spiritual Guide for Our Age

On Tuesday 28 January 2020, as the Church celebrated the liturgical memorial of the Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, I was drawn to words written by Pope Benedict XVI: “Aquinas reminds us with his very life, that it is always illumined by...

The Scarcest Virtues

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. (Matthew 11:29) It is trendy, nowadays, for farmers such as those in my native province of Treviso, Italy, to hang yokes on the walls...

Until Virtue is Restored

Jaime Primak Sullivan has taught her three young children to look people in the eye and say “please” and “thank you” because doing so acknowledges their humanity and shows respect. One day when she took them for ice cream cones and they failed to...

Loose Habits

Acid-tongue comedian George Carlin passed away in June of 2008. I never cared for his vulgarian brand of humor, especially his profane references for women who picket abortion clinics. Catholics have a much kinder brand of humor, one that is...