Columnists
Updated: February 6th, 2015
Esteeming our elders and fostering solidarity across generations
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 06 February 2015
Occasionally we hear disturbing stories in the media about young people who perpetrate abuse against the elderly. In a widely reported 2009 story, for example, caretakers at the Quadrangle Assisted Living facility outside Philadelphia were charged in connection with the abuse of an elderly patient n...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 February 2015
Some wit once said that 80 percent of all statistics are made up. With that in mind we’d like to guess that 75 percent of what we do every day is based on habits we’ve formed over many years. By now, 90 percent of us have already given up on the ...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 06 February 2015
In the wake of the horrific jihadist attack on the Paris-based journal Charlie Hebdo, the trope “satirical magazine” was regularly deployed to explain Charlie’s character and content. But that’s not quite right. And what’s wrong about it ...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 06 February 2015
Riding the train into Manhattan every morning, I’m used to hearing the subway conductor make announcements about standing clear of the closing doors, being aware of suspicious packages and taking all your belongings with you when you reach your des...
BIFF ROCHA, Diocesan Director of Global Missions
Saturday, 03 January 2015
Around this time of year, one of the most often asked question is regarding the proper way to dispose of religious objects such worn out Bibles, votive candles, prayer cards, broken rosaries, religious pamphlets and the like. As the director o...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 02 January 2015
Our days look quite ordinary. Our grandchildren are coming and going. It often seems they grow inches in the space of a few weeks. With a new year, another chapter begins and we seldom stop to think w...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 02 January 2015
About a year ago, I suggested to one of the top editors of a major American newspaper that his journal’s coverage of things papal left something to be desired, as it seemed based on the assumption t...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 02 January 2015
Okay, now; let’s have a quick show of hands. How many remember the name of John Doar? If you don’t recall it at all, you probably didn’t live through the 1960s, the turbulent days of the civil ...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
A recent news report described the unusual story of a baby’s birth from his grandmother’s womb. A 29-year old woman from Sweden, born without a uterus, received a transplanted womb from her mother...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 05 December 2014
I wonder how God sees the prayers we send to heaven? Do they resemble leaves tossed and scattered by the wind? Are they like snowflakes piling up in soft drifts: a large drift for peace on earth, a th...