Posts in category: Opinions
The Iron Rule

Several hundred years before Christ the Confucian Analects gave the world what has come to be known as the Silver…

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The World Needs People of Faith

Back in the 1930s, a young man who was exploring the French Alps came upon a very ugly, desolate stretch…

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Vatican Bank: Still a Mystery

Imagine for a moment that a friend has moved into your community and is looking for a church to join. Your…

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The Mixture of Anguish and Shame In Our Souls

A few days ago, I read in the May issue of Catalyst an enlightening article written by Rick Hinshaw, the…

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Why Catholic Numbers are Declining

According to the latest Pew research, the American Catholic population has declined by 3 million in the last seven years….

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Pentecost: Called from Safety to Love

The doors were locked. The bar was firmly in place. The Temple police who had hunted Jesus down Thursday evening…

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What Has Become of Our Country?

I lived through an era where the United States was one of the proudest nations on earth. It was a time…

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Big Words

My adult daughter likes to use big words, such as “polymath” and “bloviation.” Her favorite word is “sesquipedalian,” which means…

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Ecumenical Dialogue: Where Do We Go From Here?

Last November 21, 2014, the Catholic Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on…

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Living Our Catholic Faith

A Maryknoll Mission priest wrote, “Over my last eight years in Egypt, I have been visiting foreign prisoners serving 20-…

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