Dear Fr. Joe: I keep reading conflicting things about the synod – some bloggers are saying it’s going to ruin the Church, some...
The call to forgiveness, to reconciliation, to peace. This is the message of Advent in preparation for the great feast of...
The “tenth word” of the Decalogue brings a close to the Ten Commandments by summarizing “all the precepts of the Law.” It unfolds...
It was November when Brook Manchester asked her husband, Scott, to join her at an event called Laugh Your Way to a Better...

From the Bishop

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Gospel of the family”? It is new to me.

Vote your conscience

My brothers and sisters in Christ, election...

Bishops to meet on challenges facing the family

This fall, Pope Francis will be meeting in...

Your Stories

Shannon Wohlfert’s senior year in high school is busy with the usual things. She’s a member of the...
I look at Rachael and see Jesus
Rachael Lawrence wanted ice cream. She had eaten...
When their son died suddenly, Ivy and Lisa called Catholic Cemeteries first
Ivy Davis, Jr. – “Poppy” – was a fun-loving young...
Serving the Incarcerated, Deacon Jack is the "Way Maker"
An Invitation was all it took to propel Jack...

Your Faith

It was November when Brook Manchester asked her husband, Scott, to join her at an event called...
Deacon Steve and the power of Alpha
Many people hunger for a relationship with Christ...
Learn and share the faith: St. Peter Canisius
Feast Day: December 21 St. Peter Canisius (1521–...
Monday Morning Alka-Seltzer - December 2014
December 15, 2014 Love in hope and hope in love...

From the Editor

Some years ago, I happened to be passing through the church late one evening. As I was walking...
Presence, not presents, this Christmas

Thou shalt not covet. Covet? What’s coveting?...

The Power of Truth

Some years ago, I heard a beautiful legend...

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

When Jesus went up on the mountain with his...

Your Life

Q: Am I still in the right job? How can I discern when it’s time to move on? A: Try this checklist...
We need to eat healthier food
She Says: I have an ongoing struggle with my...
My kids’ stepfather yells at them too much
Q: My ex-wife married a man who is a much tougher...
Treasures of faith: An Advent project
This last year, we were blessed with a new...

Special Reports

Recent months have seen the outbreak of Ebola in several West African countries. Particularly hard...
Special Report: Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 12, the Church celebrates the Feast...
Follow up on the Synod Extraordinary Synod on the Family 2014 Final Relatio
The Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the...
50th Anniversary of Lumen Gentium
On November 21, 2014, the Roman Catholic Church...