Karen A. Walker





Articles:

Years Ago, Cardinal Stafford Summed Up The Root...

May 24, 2022

“Your complaint is not with the Church; it’s with God,” said then-Archbishop James Stafford, responding to a reporter in the late 1990’s. The reporter had persisted in a series of dull questions on how does the church plan to keep...

One Yes....made All The Difference

February 20, 2022

The last thing I expected -- not even remotely on the radar -- was a text I received on Saturday morning around 10am that a friend had been put on palliative care to manage her pain. WHAT?! Her eldest son...

He's A Good Man

June 11, 2020

“…he is a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith.” That’s how the author of Acts describes  the apostle Barnabas. That simple description—a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith—stuck in my mind as I read...

Media Dust, Ethics, And Truth In A Pandemic

March 24, 2020

A frivolous amount of media dust has arisen regarding a proper name for the virus turned pandemic. Some say it's wrong if the name offends anyone. Others callout leaders for not being politically correct in the name they use.  But...

Christopher Columbus: A Catholic Businessman Of His Day?!

October 12, 2019

OK, I might get some heat for this one, but it seems to me -- before all the secularist, anti-Christian, anti-Judeo-Christian history revisionists rooted themselves in the re-writing of school history textbooks, in mainstream newsrooms, and as college professors and...

Editorial: The Only Way To Break The Walls...

February 27, 2019

When you name a thing squarely, it ceases its ability to deceive. It can no longer present itself in your understanding—or that of the public—as anything other than what it truly is. Then, and only then, can one find a...

A Victim Priest’s Homily

February 26, 2019

The sermon we heard last Sunday was so candid it took our breath away. By the end of Fr. Geoffrey Baraan’s second sentence, the uncomfortable pew twitching at his initial mention of clergy abuse and the recently publicized list of...

Editorial: A Call To Action, To Profound Happiness

December 5, 2018

The odd timing of a few unanticipated deaths, a chance discussion with one of our radio hosts, and the inner reflections that come with colder weather and Advent readings has triggered a sense that now is a good time to...

Editorial: Eyes Wide Open, Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2018

On September 11, 2001, during the attacks of that day in the U.S., a staggering 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured. Even so, these would just be horrific but faceless numbers were it not for...

Remembering Catholic Business Leader Roy Rohter

January 19, 2018

A man I truly admired died last week in the southern California mudslides, the region’s first confirmed victim of the disaster. Live accounts and videos captured the roar and unimaginable force of liquid mud overtaking homes as heavy rains pounded...