A CALL TO ACTION

A CALL TO ACTION

Orange County Catholic—What are the riches of the Golden State? California’s beauty, landscapes, diversity, industry and influence are unparalleled. It is the fifth largest economy in the world. And paramount among all this beauty is the inestimable value of each and every human life. Our state is amid a record two-year budget surplus. Proposals are…

Against the odds? Finding Faith at Harvard

Against the odds? Finding Faith at Harvard

CNA—One convert’s journey to Catholicism began with an invitation to an ice-cream social. Another says he instantly believed in the Real Presence the moment someone explained what the round object was that everyone was staring at during Eucharistic Adoration. For a third, the poems of T.S. Eliot — and a seemingly random encounter with a…

The Icon of Holy Saturday

The Icon of Holy Saturday

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI delivered these words, as Pope, during a pastoral visit to the Shroud of Turin in 2010— Dear Friends: This is a moment to which I have been looking forward. I have stood before the Holy Shroud on various occasions but this time I am experiencing this Pilgrimage and this moment with…

Archbishop Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

Archbishop Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

CNA—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, one of the bishops who have signed a letter of warning to German bishops for their proposed reforms, emphasized on Tuesday that the Catholic Church is permanent and enduring. “The teaching of Christ is timeless. It’s not bound by any one generation, any one time or culture,” Archbishop Salvatore…

Judie Brown of American Life League succinctly NAILS IT regarding today’s culture, media reports and 115 aborted babies found in D.C.

Judie Brown of American Life League succinctly NAILS IT regarding today’s culture, media reports and 115 aborted babies found in D.C.

“The tragedy of the bodies of 115 babies being found at an abortuary in Washington, DC, is that, as with most news coverage, the individuals who were slaughtered never make the headlines. News reports, if you can find them, say things such as “115 Aborted Fetuses Allegedly Intercepted by Anti-Abortion Activists” or “Lauren Handy Claims…

Out of Control Government Agencies, Will the Court Help?

Out of Control Government Agencies, Will the Court Help?

Government agencies, run by thousands of unelected, unaccountable and mostly unreachable bureaucrats, increasingly affect nearly every aspect of American life. We are forced to comply with burdensome IRS requirements. Businesses struggle under onerous EPA rules. Most recently, we’ve seen heavy-handed vaccine mandates imposed by OSHA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) And…

Victimhood is Not a Virtue: Defending true womanhood, marriage and the family

Victimhood is Not a Virtue: Defending true womanhood, marriage and the family

A quarter of 2022 has passed, and time is racing on. We are in Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter remind us of the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the desert before He came to Jerusalem to die on a cross, giving His life for each of us. Two excellent organizations providing…

BOOK REVIEW and Author Matthew Kelly:  The Messiness of Life Can Prevent Us from Focusing on Those Things That Lead to A Good Life

BOOK REVIEW and Author Matthew Kelly: The Messiness of Life Can Prevent Us from Focusing on Those Things That Lead to A Good Life

My relationship with New York Times best-selling author and speaker Matthew Kelly dates back to 2004 when another New York Times, best-selling author and friend Patrick Lencioni, brought him to my attention as a potential speaker for the Diocese of Oakland’s Catholics@Work (C@W) Speaker Series. Despite Kelly’s very busy schedule, we were able to bring…

TODAY: Consecration to Russia with Pope Francis and all the bishops throughout the world – How to Join In!

TODAY: Consecration to Russia with Pope Francis and all the bishops throughout the world – How to Join In!

The Consecration of Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and the bishops throughout the world, joined by the laity, will take place today, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation: March 25, 2022. The Holy Father has asked the Faithful of the world to join him and the bishops…

Pope invites bishops to join him in consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Pope invites bishops to join him in consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Vatican News—The Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be pronounced by the Pope on the afternoon of Friday 25 March in St Peter’s Basilica. The act of consecration will be performed in communion with the local Churches throughout the world. In response to questions from journalists, the director of…

GOD BLESS THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, especially in Poland and Ukraine: What they are doing is Amazing!

GOD BLESS THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, especially in Poland and Ukraine: What they are doing is Amazing!

Tears well up as we watch the short video below. While mainstream news, other news outlets, pundits, historians and “experts” of every stripe and perspective flood the airwaves and internet regarding the nightmare unfolding in Ukraine, the Knights of Columbus took—and are taking—strategic and meaningful action, quickly. Here is the story—culled from Catholic News Agency’s…

The Catholic Investor: My Journey

The Catholic Investor: My Journey

I began transforming into a Catholic investor while working as a portfolio manager for Northwestern Mutual Life. I had been a pro-life Catholic for a long time and was serving on the Wisconsin Right to Life Board of Directors. A stockbroker I worked with regularly approached me with a new idea for a stock to…

Keep Your Eyes on Poland

Keep Your Eyes on Poland

Crisis—As the world watches Ukraine right now, keep your eyes on Poland.  Poland has had a special place in the history of the last 100 years, from turning back Russian communists at the Miracle on the Vistula in 1920 onward through World War II and the Cold War. I call Poland “the fulcrum.” Critical events…

Pope Francis sets Ash Wednesday (March 2) as day of prayer and fasting for Ukraine

Pope Francis sets Ash Wednesday (March 2) as day of prayer and fasting for Ukraine

Vatican News (by Tiziana Campisi and Felipe Herrera)—As concerns about the war in Ukraine grow around the world, Cardinals Kurt Koch and Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot – presidents respectively of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue – joined the appeal for peace launched by the Pope…

UNDERSTANDING UKRAINE: From Soviet Underground to the Revolution of Dignity

UNDERSTANDING UKRAINE: From Soviet Underground to the Revolution of Dignity

Understanding Ukraine.  At a previous Napa Institute event, attendees listened to Myroslav Marynovych, Vice Rector at the Ukrainian Catholic University, on his talk, From Soviet Underground to the Revolution of Dignity.  Click the link below to watch this stirring speech.

Ukrainian Catholic University students take shelter as air raid sirens sound

Ukrainian Catholic University students take shelter as air raid sirens sound

Ukrainian Catholic University students hid in a shelter Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2022, as air raid sirens sounded in Lviv, in western Ukraine. Father Bogdan Prach, the rector of the Catholic university, appealed for support from the global academic community as Russian troops advanced on Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, about 300 miles to the east. “This…

Catholic prelates implore Senate not to support the radical “Women’s Health Protection Act”

Catholic prelates implore Senate not to support the radical “Women’s Health Protection Act”

NRL News—Two U.S. bishops’ conference chairmen– Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York—have sent a letter to the Senate ahead of its vote next week on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) strongly urging the lawmakers not to support the bill. H.R. 3755 has already passed the House on September…

Desperate Plea from Ukranian Catholic University: What’s really going on in Ukraine

Desperate Plea from Ukranian Catholic University: What’s really going on in Ukraine

We at Catholic Business Journal have personally met with the head priest and top administration of, and learned about, the Ukrainian Catholic University during our attendance at previous years’ Napa Institute.  We learned they are the only — ONLY — Catholic university in the Ukraine and that they have managed to maintain a consistent, though…

Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What will China Do? Why does Putin want Ukraine? It has begun…

Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What will China Do? Why does Putin want Ukraine? It has begun…

These two short video segments below give clear historic context for two important questions: What will China do if war (in Ukraine) breaks out? Why does Putin want Ukraine? What will China do if Russia Invades Ukraine? (6:42)   Explained: The Russian-Ukraine Conflict. Why does Putin want Ukraine?   ———— Russia-Ukraine crisis live news: Putin…

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