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…

White House hosts Catholic leaders for religious freedom briefing

White House hosts Catholic leaders for religious freedom briefing

CNA—The White House hosted dozens of Catholic leaders on Monday afternoon for an internal briefing on life and religious freedom issues. The off -the-record briefing, held in the Indian Treaty room of the Executive Office Building, focused on “life, religious freedom, and other issues pertinent to the Catholic faith community,” according to an invite provided…

House passes spending bills, strips out pro-abortion language

House passes spending bills, strips out pro-abortion language

CNA—The House on Tuesday passed two large spending bills that were stripped of pro-abortion language, ultimately satisfying pro-life advocates. “This should never have been a problem in the first place. The main reason it was, was because the Republicans allowed it to get into the underlying bill,” Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action,…

‘Angels caught me’: Boy thrown from mall balcony gives hope to others

‘Angels caught me’: Boy thrown from mall balcony gives hope to others

NY Post—The 5-year-old boy hurled off a Mall of America balcony by a stranger in April is now “walking perfectly” and even back at school, his family says. Landen Hoffman fell nearly 40 feet from the balcony of the Minnesota mall — breaking his skull, face bones, both arms and a leg — when Emmanuel…

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of USCCB

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of USCCB

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today during the Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. Archbishop Gomez has served as vice president of the Conference since 2016. Archbishop Gomez issued the following statement upon being elected. “I am humbled by this vote and my…

After 8 years, Lumberjack Catholic Congressman Sean Duffy Retires for a Higher Purpose

After 8 years, Lumberjack Catholic Congressman Sean Duffy Retires for a Higher Purpose

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), a practicing Catholic and—yes, really—a lumberjack champion who has served in Congress since 2011, will be stepping down from his seat on September 23. He made the announcement in a post on his personal Facebook page.  Duffy made the announcement Aug. 26, citing a desire to be with his family ahead…

Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

CNA—A Bible once carried by a World War II prisoner of war is the center of a legal fight at a veterans’ medical center in New Hampshire. The Bible was part of a “Missing Man” table display, honoring prisoners of war and missing soldiers, placed at the entrance of the Manchester Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.…

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after ‘mild stroke’

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after ‘mild stroke’

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference was hospitalized March 15 after suffering a mild stroke, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which has been led by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo since 2006. “It is expected that Cardinal DiNardo will remain hospitalized for a few more days of testing and observation, followed by…