July Fourth Trivia: The Original and Fascinating History of July 4th

July Fourth Trivia: The Original and Fascinating History of July 4th

At the outbreak of fighting in April 1775, few colonists wanted complete independence from Great Britain. Those who did were thought to be radical. By the middle of the following year, however, sentiments had shifted and many more colonists now favored independence. Then, in August 1775, a royal proclamation from Great Britain declared that the…
More than 200 Citizens and Catholics Protect City’s Namesake Statue from Mob in St. Louis

More than 200 Citizens and Catholics Protect City’s Namesake Statue from Mob in St. Louis

CNA—According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, some 200 people were at the protest on Saturday. Catholics defending the statue at the protest prayed the rosary and sang, and several police officers separated them from the protesters. The Archdiocese of St. Louis on Sunday released a statement defending the city’s namesake, amid calls from activists to…
“If we cannot sleep, de Blasio won’t sleep,” Furious New York residents say

“If we cannot sleep, de Blasio won’t sleep,” Furious New York residents say

Daily Mail—Furious New York residents honk their horns outside the NYC Mayor’s home in the middle of the night over his refusal to address the constant fireworks across the city keeping them up at night. New Yorkers fed up with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inaction in dealing with the noise caused by late-night fireworks that…
Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

At the start of my college career my main hesitation had a lot to do with my Catholic faith. My biggest fear was that with all the distractions college provided, even those not inherently bad like school, work, and sports, I would lose my faith. And that fear was very real, but by the grace…
Archbishop Viganò’s powerful letter to President Trump: Eternal struggle between good and evil playing out right now

Archbishop Viganò’s powerful letter to President Trump: Eternal struggle between good and evil playing out right now

Reposted below, in full, is the powerful letter of former Apolstolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Vigano, to President Trump, sent yesterday. June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity Sunday Mr. President,             In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children…
Open Churches and Houses of Worship Now, Trump says

Open Churches and Houses of Worship Now, Trump says

May 22, 2020—“Today, I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues and mosques as essential places that provide essential services,” Trump said in today’s White House press briefing. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship, it’s not right,” he continued. “So…
Analysis: The Church in the U.S. is going broke. Here’s why, and what it could mean

Analysis: The Church in the U.S. is going broke. Here’s why, and what it could mean

CNA—Well into the pandemic’s grip on American public life, parishes and dioceses are preparing a return to some new kind of normal. Masses are resuming, albeit for small numbers in limited circumstances. Catholic schools and universities are making plans to reopen in the fall. Regrettably, even the ordinary fault lines and debates among Catholics, somewhat…
On the Front Lines in New York: One Catholic priest at work

On the Front Lines in New York: One Catholic priest at work

New York Post—Raul Luis López never had the chance to say goodbye. López was hospitalized for COVID-19 on April 3 before succumbing nearly three weeks later. The 39-year-old native of Oaxaca, Mexico, suffered from diabetes which worsened his illness. The day he left for treatment was the last time his wife, Sara Cruz, saw him.…
SUMMARY: Catholic Business Journal 5-Question Coronavirus Survey Summary

SUMMARY: Catholic Business Journal 5-Question Coronavirus Survey Summary

Thank you to each person who took, literally, four minutes to answer our Quick 5-Question Survey. The responses were candid and inspiring. It’s good to know that most of our readership is “on the front lines” of work, leadership, business, innovation, healthcare and serving others. In the trenches, so to speak, of every kind of…
Results: Catholic Business Journal 5-Question Coronavirus Survey

Results: Catholic Business Journal 5-Question Coronavirus Survey

For a summary of survey results, to here. Q.  Was your business or company affected by the coronavirus shutdown? Nearly 80% said YES! Q. In what ways has the coronavirus crisis shifted your business priorities? We have and continue to explore new opportunities We’re in wait and see survival mode We’ve become much more short-term…
US Bishops Weigh How and When to Resume Public Masses

US Bishops Weigh How and When to Resume Public Masses

In a few states where local governments are allowing for more businesses to open, churches are making accommodations. But other regions are planning with caution.   Amid debates about how and when to resume gatherings and reopen schools and businesses around the United States, many Catholics have been left wondering: What about Mass? Public Masses…
U.S. History:  Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies

U.S. History: Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies

“Washington’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic is upending one of the most durable patterns of American politics. Throughout history, national emergencies have led to a more powerful and centralized federal government and to the transfer of federal power from Congress to the executive branch. This time, the federal response rests largely on state and local…
Coronavirus can’t stop Worship liturgy and services, but it sure Inspires Innovation!

Coronavirus can’t stop Worship liturgy and services, but it sure Inspires Innovation!

As mandates of quarantine rolled out across Europe, Asia and now the U.S., local parishes and religious orders scramble to find new ways to bring God’s Word and the Sacred Liturgy of the Mass to our ears and hearts. Many Catholic parishes and religious communities are live-streaming Masses. (see our extensive list here) But that’s…
New Orleans Archbishop Aymond first U.S. bishop confirmed to have coronavirus

New Orleans Archbishop Aymond first U.S. bishop confirmed to have coronavirus

The 14th Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, is the first New Orleans native to serve as archbishop in the 216-year history of the archdiocese. He is also the first U.S. bishop known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement, Archbishop Aymond states: Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, I have been…
Priest finds peace amid pandemic

Priest finds peace amid pandemic

Writing on his Facebook page, Rev. Jerome Zeiler, O.P. , offers the following poignant dialogue about some of the many ways Our Lord is at work during this time of ubiquitous closures and social distancing. Fr.Jerome writes: Satan: “I will cause anxiety, fear, and panic. I will cause the churches to lock their doors. I…
Quick Look at Super Tuesday results

Quick Look at Super Tuesday results

We found the USA Today link below to be an easy-access quick look Super Tuesday elections results across the country. URL: https://www.usatoday.com/elections/
McCarrick gave $1 million to scandal-hit religious order

McCarrick gave $1 million to scandal-hit religious order

CNA—Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was a major donor to a religious community whose founder was found guilty of sexual misconduct. The Washington Post reported on Monday that McCarrick gave nearly $1 million to the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) from 2004-2017. The religious community was founded in 1984 in Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel…
Read and Watch for yourself: Trump’s State of the Union address

Read and Watch for yourself: Trump’s State of the Union address

Elections have consequences. We have core principles that are important, anchored in Faith.  This election period, regardless of which personality or person or party you favor, regardless of which pundits you prefer, we at Catholic Business Journal encourage you always to see and read things first-hand, from the original source, as my old college professors…
Iowa caucus debacle is one of the most stunning tech failures ever

Iowa caucus debacle is one of the most stunning tech failures ever

Elections have consequences. Your Vote Matters! And therefore, so does the manner in which it is counted.—CBJ ed.  CNBC—The Iowa caucus debacle represents one of the most stunning failures of information security ever. It was delivered by the very officials who have said for four years they were “ramping up” technology capabilities, convening numerous security…
Islam, Realism, and The Church

Islam, Realism, and The Church

We feel that the most powerful insight in this article is found midway through to the end.—CBJ ed.  The Catholic Thing—In comments last year, Marcello Pera, a prominent Italian intellectual and non-believer, criticized Pope Francis for “openly going against tradition, doctrine, and introducing inexplicable innovations, behaviors and gestures.” A philosopher of science, former president of…