Columnists
Updated: October 30th, 2014
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 of Global Missions for the diocese, I often have so...
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 we are part of something far greater than we can im...
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 that Pope Francis was some kind of radical wild-man...
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 rights revolution. But if the name stirs a memory ...
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, the same womb that had brought her into the worl...
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...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 05 December 2014
The prospect of a very attractive, recently-married young woman with a terminal illness facing excruciating pain and suffering as she dies is enough to move anyone. The life and death of 29-year-old B...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 05 December 2014
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness fell / Into the dawn of love's light.” Those are the opening lyrics of three-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith’...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 07 November 2014
In the heart of our town we still have what used to be known as an old-fashioned “five and dime” store. The shelves bulge with the kind of toys that make kids think: puzzles, construction sets, ar...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 07 November 2014
According to Vatican-speak, a specially scheduled session of the Synod of Bishops is an “Extraordinary Synod,” meaning Not-an-Ordinary Synod, held every three years or so. In the case of the recen...