Fortnight for Freedom: Do we really believe?

Fortnight for Freedom: Do we really believe?

Probably most of our readers understand that the Obama Administration has imposed restrictions on the freedom of religion, forcing Catholic institutions to provide health insurance plans which pay for contraception and abortion drugs.  This of course is contrary to...

Spousal Privilege

Since I’ve been on vacation, I’ve been watching an unusual amount of television. Over the past few days,  I’ve been struck by the volume of material about sex. Talk shows, tv shows, even supposedly conservative networks like Fox News seem to be...
Hell, Mortal Sin and the Loss of Freedom

Hell, Mortal Sin and the Loss of Freedom

My mind inhaled sharply and I immediately began to think of how I could do damage control with anyone who would listen.  While God may be Just, I found it difficult to believe that He would end up vying for the scraps falling from the Devil’s table. Certainly,...
Freedom and Dancing

Freedom and Dancing

by Mary Walker Anyone who has ever attempted something difficult, or seemingly insurmountable knows that the only way to achieve success is to practice and focus on the task at hand. What could be more important (and for that matter sometimes challenging) than...
“Take up your cross and follow me”

“Take up your cross and follow me”

Yesterday was the feast day of St. Polycarp, of whom St. Irenaeus says “he was not only taught by the Apostles, and lived in familiar intercourse with many that had seen Christ, but also received his appointment in Asia from the Apostles as Bishop in...