The Needed Antidote to Apathy

The Needed Antidote to Apathy

In February 1915, only six months after the beginning of World War I, Lancet, a British medical journal, used for the first time the expression “shell shock.” This newly coined expression was used to describe the feeling of helplessness that soldiers felt after exposure to constant bombardment. The term was new, but not the reality.…
Now is the time to defend the truth, Phoenix bishop says at prayer breakfast

Now is the time to defend the truth, Phoenix bishop says at prayer breakfast

CNA—Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix did not mince words when he called on a gathering of the nation’s Catholic leaders to stand up to the heresies of the modern age by defending the dignity of the human person, body and soul, as an integral part of defending the faith. Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer…
The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, A.D. 400

The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, A.D. 400

Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first…
Full text of Benedict XVI essay: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

Full text of Benedict XVI essay: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

CNA—The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the faith and of the Church; a crisis experienced throughout the world after shocking revelations of…
Cardinal DiNardo Shocked and Deeply Saddened by Fire at Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Cardinal DiNardo Shocked and Deeply Saddened by Fire at Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Bishops’ Conference, shared his shock and sadness over the Notre Dame blaze, calling the cathedral “a world treasure.” In a statement to the people of Paris, DiNardo said the cathedral has “long been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God.”…
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