Editorial:  The Only Way to Break the Walls of Silence about Clergy Sex Abuse is to Name It for What it is

Editorial: The Only Way to Break the Walls of Silence about Clergy Sex Abuse is to Name It for What it is

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 genuine solution to any problem caused by that thing. For example, if church leaders were…
A Victim Priest’s Homily

A Victim Priest’s Homily

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 priest predators in the Diocese of Oakland had given way to a stillness so complete…
Survey: Please Let us Know What You Think by Dec 21

Survey: Please Let us Know What You Think by Dec 21

Our mission at the Catholic Business Journal is to help transform the business world for Christ. It’s an audacious, bold mission. But we don’t do it alone, nor could we. Our reach has grown over the years and today readers are located in every state in the U.S., and throughout the world—including Canada, Rome, Philippines,…
EDITORIAL: A Call to Action, to Profound Happiness

EDITORIAL: A Call to Action, to Profound Happiness

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 announce our renewed commitment to more consistently adding another layer of depth and dimension to…
Christopher Columbus: A Catholic businessman of his day?

Christopher Columbus: A Catholic businessman of his day?

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 Google algorythm coders — that Christopher Columbus was a good guy, a respected leader and…