From the Bishops

Human respect: Socrates and Herod

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Almost every school of ancient philosophy claimed Socrates as their patron saint. In Greece and Rome, the Skeptics, the Stoics and the Cynics all... (Read more)

Jesus, Who Are You?

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Sometimes people are sort of surprised that bishops, when not in the public spotlight, lead relatively normal lives. We eat and drink, rest and... (Read more)

Meekness: the power to change the world

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Before Gutenberg invented the printing press, society depended mostly on the spoken word. When it came to communicating the news, teaching the... (Read more)
Two words are frequently found on the lips of Pope Francis in his addresses and homilies. One is the word “neo-Pelagian;” the other,... (Read more)

A requiem for God

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Young people fleeing in panic. Shots ringing out. Police swarming the building. Screams. Tears. Anxious parents huddled together. News media... (Read more)
The impending collision of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day on the calendar this year might seem like an insurmountable conflict to some, and... (Read more)

Artificial contraception: its sad effects

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Written for the musical Hair, the song “Age of Aquarius” became an overnight success worldwide. It glamorized and promoted the counterculture of... (Read more)

Time to act on DACA

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Once again, we begin a new year with uncertainty and fear over immigration, and this year our leaders in Congress face a hard deadline. On... (Read more)

Following the light

By Bishop James D. Conley

An epiphany is a moment of startling clarity; a moment when the truth is suddenly and blindingly clear to us. An epiphany is the moment when we... (Read more)

The New Year and Tradition

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Out with old, in with the new! That is literally how some people welcome in the New Year. In some parts of Italy, especially in the south,... (Read more)