From the Bishops

Pope Francis: proselytism vs evangelization

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 2013, Hallmark sparked a controversy by changing a single word in a Christmas song. Ever since 1877, the traditional English lyrics of Decks... (Read more)

Music at liturgy: full expression of faith 

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In a recent U.S. Catholic survey, eighty percent of those questioned said that music at Mass was very important to them. However, only thirteen... (Read more)

The certainty of doubt

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1859, Darwin published On the Origin of Species. His book brought into the open a conflict between science and religion that had been simmering... (Read more)

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)