Focus

  • Can the Catholic Church help an addicted generation?

    Jun 16, 2017

    A recent report from the U.S. surgeon general estimates that more than 27 million Americans have problems with prescription drugs, illegal drugs or al

  • Food for thought

    Jun 15, 2017

    "The Eight Beatitudes are the provocative standard by which we measure every other vision of what fatherhood entails," writes Greg Popcak in his book "BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad."

  • A biblical reading of fatherhood

    Jun 15, 2017

    All human fathers find the source and model of their vocation in our heavenly Father.

  • How can fatherhood possibly be a vocation?

    Jun 15, 2017

    Fatherhood, after all, encompasses a vast commitment, and no real, ongoing commitment leaves people as it found them.

  • Food for Thought

    Jun 10, 2017

    Launching the preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops and for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, Pope Francis spoke to youth and young adults at a prayer vigil on April 8.

  • Reaching young people on social media

    Jun 10, 2017

    The “greatest generation” had radio and television stars. Baby boomers and Generation X had movie and rock legends. For millennials and their younger brothers and sisters, celebrities come from places like YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

  • Listening, not lecturing: Pope Francis and young people

    Jun 10, 2017

    Pope Francis hasn’t shied away from talking about his own mortality in recent months — and perhaps that’s the reason he’s increased his focus on young people over the past year.

  • Luther’s post-Vatican II impact traceable to Middle Ages

    Jun 10, 2017

    To understand Martin Luther’s impact on the Second Vatican Council and the era that has followed it, one must first understand the context of Luther’s break with the church 500 years ago, according to German theologian Johanna Rahner.

  • Ecumenical leaders call for context, nuance in Catholic-Lutheran dialogue

    Jun 10, 2017

    Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, renowned for his ecumenical efforts, addressed a Washington gathering of Catholic and Lutheran leaders striving for unity.

  • Orthodox not interested in reunion with Rome

    Jun 10, 2017

    When it comes to theology, the Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches are very close. We accept the same Nicene Creed, we recognize each other's priestly and episcopal ordinations, as well as the sacraments of baptism, confession and Eucharist.