From Dec. 8 through the beginning of the new year, we are privileged to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary five separate and distinct times.
Last Advent I tried something different. I kept a daily log of who I saw the face of Jesus in by their kind words, deeds or actions.
The following was first published in the Dec. 2 issue of The Record, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky. It was written by Marnie McAllister, editor. Dachau, one of the Nazis’ notorious concentration camps, sits in the Bavarian countryside beside the town of Dachau. Less than an hour by car from Munich, Dachau’s […]
In my Labor Day statement this year, I highlighted the plight of millions of Americans who face twin crises — deep trials in both the world of work and the state of the family.
The Catholic bishops of the United States have designated Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as a national day of prayer for migrants and refugees.
First, let me be clear: The above headline is not true. I made it up. But another, equally outlandish, claim — “Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for president” — was a real headline that made its way around Facebook in the lead-up to Election Day. It popped into the feed of a friend […]
I love going to Sunday Mass during the special seasons of the liturgical year. Advent liturgies always bring me back from all the trappings of the season and remind me of what is most important.
Many diseases frighten us — as well they should. Over the years, we have learned important details about some of our most virulent illnesses — their causes and their cures — yet when outbreaks occur, even with our advanced medical discoveries, they can cause uneasiness or even panic.
Religious freedom issues have certainly been in the news in the U.S. over the past several years — from the Little Sisters of the Poor to the freedom of organizations to hire people who aim to serve the mission of the organization.
This year, Thanksgiving week starts right after the formal conclusion of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy. How do we incorporate what we have gained from the prayers, talks, readings and reflections that most of us took part in during the year to shape the way we think about and celebrate Thanksgiving?