Manifesto of Faith

Manifesto of Faith

“Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1) In the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith, many bishops, priests, religious and lay people of the Catholic Church have requested that I make a public testimony about the truth of revelation. It is the shepherds’ very own task to guide those entrusted…
Disciplines for an Ordinary Time

Disciplines for an Ordinary Time

Happily married for 40 years, a friend of mine from New York says that one of the (several) reasons his marriage has survived when so many others have crashed is a single, simple act of self-discipline.  Every payday for more than three decades, he’s brought home six roses for his wife: sometimes three red, sometimes…
In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he’s ‘on pilgrimage home’

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he’s ‘on pilgrimage home’

CNA—In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a “love and goodness” that he never imagined. “I can only say that at the end of a slow decline in…
Why isn’t God answering my prayers?

Why isn’t God answering my prayers?

“Why isn’t God answering my prayers? Am I not praying right?” These are very serious questions and deserve honest answers. Many people who pray — including those who pray long and hard — ask these questions from time to time, as well they might. Jesus certainly told us to “pray always” (Mt 21:22, Lk 18:1-18,…
Letter by Spokane Bishop Daly: No Holy Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Letter by Spokane Bishop Daly: No Holy Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Just days ago Bishop Thomas Daly wrote a clear, concise and thoughtful letter to his diocese regarding politicians who support abortion.  It is so refreshing in its clarity that we repost it here in its entirety—as follows:  Dear Friends,  Each January as the nation commemorates the sad anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, marches…