From the Bishops

Pomp, pageantry and politics go into the mix of the inauguration of any new president of the United States. When Thomas Jefferson was sworn in as... (Read more)

Women's rights are human rights

By Bishop James D. Conley

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of women gathered for marches and demonstrations across the country, organized to proclaim that “women’s... (Read more)

Faith and Family: An Irreplaceable Bond

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Although there are differences that divide one church from another in the United States, every church is facing the same diminishing number of... (Read more)
Within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem stands a small shrine called the Aedicule. In its present form, it dates from 1810. It marks... (Read more)

Remembering a Man of Peace and Conscience

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Catholics can take a lesson in the courage to follow a well-formed Christian conscience from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  King was first and above... (Read more)

Eyes on the prize

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

We begin this new year as we do every year, with hopes for a brighter tomorrow.   And as we always do, Catholics in the United States begin... (Read more)

Time and Tide: The Challenge of a New Year

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In his Historia Anglorum, the 12th century English chronicler Henry of Huntingdon handed down the oft-repeated story of King Canute, the legendary... (Read more)

My Mom’s Christmas Cookies

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

My mom loved Christmas. Each year it quickened her step and lifted her spirits, creating a lot of activity in the little house in which we... (Read more)

Bethlehem: Receiving the Bread of Life

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Giza built pyramids fit for a king. Athens gloried in the Acropolis envied by the wise. Rome boasted of her Colosseum and her military might.... (Read more)

Father Stanley Francis Rother, Martyr

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

On Friday, Dec. 2, we received the long awaited news that Pope Francis had declared Father Stanley Rother, Oklahoma priest and missionary, a... (Read more)

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