From the Bishops

The epidemic and its cure

From the Bishops

Aug 29, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

I’ve always loved the movies, and one of the scariest films in recent memory is 28 Days Later, released in... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley prays at installation Mass outside of Risen Christ Cathedral in Lincoln, Nebraska on Nov. 20, 2012 /

Our response to Charlottesville

From the Bishops

Aug 17, 2017

By Bishop James D. Conley

In the late 1940s, Archbishop Joseph Rummel began the process of ending segregation in the parishes, seminary, and schools of... Read more

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A word about useful tools

From the Bishops

Jul 19, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

History is full of great quotations that people never said. One of the best lines comes from Vladimir Lenin. He... Read more

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A Letter to the Romans

From the Bishops

Jul 6, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Christians are always, in a sense, outsiders. We have the joy and privilege to be a leaven for good in... Read more

Renovated Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson, N.J /

A cathedral: more than a beautiful building

From the Bishops

Jun 24, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

 When Constantine legalized the Christian faith with the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., the Church emerged from Rome’s subterranean... Read more

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The Importance of Humanae Vitae

From the Bishops

Jun 21, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

A bishop attends a lot of worthy public events and fundraisers. It’s part of the job. And supporting good people... Read more

The Pledge of Allegiance: America’s Need of a Reawakening

From the Bishops

Jun 1, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In the early 1890s, patriotism in America was very low. The fires of the Civil War had been extinguished and... Read more

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Persecution yesterday and today: the moment to be bold

From the Bishops

May 25, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

According to a report issued by the Center for Studies on New Religions, there were 90,000 Christians killed for their... Read more

Religious Liberty: Hallmark of a Truly Tolerant Society

From the Bishops

May 18, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In June 2013, the European Union adopted “Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief.” At... Read more

Uber Est

From the Bishops

May 11, 2017

By Bishop David Zubik

Without intending to, I have become a user and a fan of the ride-sharing service Uber. It gets me where... Read more

First Lady Melania Trump and Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh of Syria.

The ‘polite persecution’ not so polite

From the Bishops

Apr 30, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 2007, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice established the International Women of Courage Award. It is presented to women... Read more

Scouting in the Balance

From the Bishops

Apr 24, 2017

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

I was dismayed to learn this past January that the Boy Scouts of America decided to end their practice of... Read more

The Other Side of Mercy: The Resolve to Sin No More

From the Bishops

Apr 6, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1975, Raymond Moody published the bestseller Life After Life. In it, he coined the term “near-death experience” to label... Read more

Modern Reproductive Technology: Medicine or Eugenics

From the Bishops

Apr 2, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On Sept. 27, 2016, New Scientist, a weekly international magazine, reported that a team of American scientists had produced the... Read more

Sacred Music

From the Bishops

Apr 1, 2017

By Bishop James D. Conley

Because we are Catholic, sacred liturgical worship should be at the center of our lives.  Jesus Christ is present among... Read more

Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder / Public Domain

New Ideologies: A Tower of Babel

From the Bishops

Mar 23, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Two years ago, Rachel Dolezal enjoyed a good reputation as a civil rights activist and a well-respected professor at Eastern... Read more

Truthful News: A Cornerstone of a Free Society

From the Bishops

Mar 20, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1605, Johann Carolus printed the first weekly newspaper in Antwerp. However, his was not the first effort to keep... Read more

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On Our Duty to Welcome the Stranger

From the Bishops

Mar 18, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

For immigrants and refugees now in the United States, or who hope to come here in the near future, recent... Read more

Let’s Be Honest: It’s a Lack of Faith

From the Bishops

Mar 16, 2017

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

A “Shoe” cartoon I saw the other day said this: “A recent study has shown that six of the seven... Read more

Praying Ad Orientem

From the Bishops

Feb 28, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The Kabba of Mecca is Islam’s most holy shrine. It is said to have been built by Abraham and his... Read more