Focus

  • The parental role of the Church

    Nov 12, 2014

    The Church in our times fixes its sights rather steadily on parenthood, highlighting its importance and complexity.

  • Food for thought

    Oct 30, 2014

    Recently, Pope Francis presided over his first weddings as pontiff and bishop of Rome. He married 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sept. 14.

  • Living out the sacrament of marriage

    Oct 30, 2014

    Whenever I give presentations to couples about marriage, I make them one solid promise: Married life can be quite difficult at times, but you are guaranteed the graces from the sacrament of marriage to get through these times.

  • A sacrament of lessons about life

    Oct 30, 2014

    The Catholic Church is a sacramental church. While rooted firmly on the bedrock of Sacred Scripture, the Church’s life is given meaning through the sacraments.

  • The Goddess of chastity

    Oct 30, 2014

    Ancient Greece expressed much of its psychological and spiritual wisdom inside their myths.

  • Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

    Oct 30, 2014

    Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks.

  • The Real Story about Ebola

    Oct 30, 2014

    A disease outbreak is a story we can really get into. The invisible microorganism lodges itself inside a human host and travels undetected among the teeming masses.

  • On the Synod...Cardinal Nichols’s view

    Oct 30, 2014

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference, held a press conference at the Bishops’ Conference office in London on Oct 21, to offer his reflections on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that took place in Rome Oct 5-19.

  • On the Synod...A woman’s view

    Oct 30, 2014

    Eberl, one of the few women personally invited by the Pope to take part in the Synod, was responsible for collecting the replies to the Vatican questionnaire in the Berlin archdiocese.

  • Ebola and the failure of the market

    Oct 24, 2014

    When Thomas Duncan first showed up at a Texas hospital complaining of a fever and stomach pains after a visit to his native Liberia, he was prescribed antibiotics and sent home.