Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Sept. 11 and the battle for hearts

September 09, 2014

“You will know them by their fruits,” Jesus told the crowd listening to him on the mountain top. This week, as we remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, I want to examine the fruits born from the choice in our hearts between hatred and love, so that it’s clear what is at stake…. Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

Remembering the great Fouad Ajami

September 09, 2014

In a year replete with devastating news, the June 22 death of Middle East scholar Fouad Ajami hit especially hard. For decades, Fouad, a man of genius I was honored to call a friend, was an invaluable mentor in matters involving the Arab world and its often-lethal discontents. It was a cauldron of self-destructive passions… Read more »

Abby Johnson

Guest Column

Abby Johnson

After Tiller

September 10, 2014

By Abby Johnson The following is adapted from a Sept. 1 blog post by Abby Johnson about the 2013 documentary “After Tiller.” The film, made in response to the 2009 murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller, follows four U.S. doctors that openly perform late-term abortions. It premiered on PBS Sept. 1, 2014. I have seen… Read more »

Chris Stefanick

Real Life Catholic

Chris Stefanick

Dark Horse

August 28, 2014

Hip-hop and rap “love songs” seem to be ever more about the person singing or rapping, and about their sexual prowess, power, or wealth (aka “bling”), than about the object of their affection. It’s so self-absorbed it’s embarrassing, or at least it would be if their fan base took the time to think critically about… Read more »

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Marriage Missionaries

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Jumping for joy: for love, for mercy, for life

August 27, 2014

Matt and Mindy Dalton and their seven children jump for joy.

In the late spring of 1967, a single, young, energetic, smart, musical and athletic woman growing up on the East Coast found herself pregnant in her early 20s. In upstate New York she often frequented the local golf course for she enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid golfer. Out on the course she had… Read more »

Larry Smith

Call to Charity

Larry Smith

Making a gift of your life

August 13, 2014

Look to the Middle East and so many of our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ are fighting for their way of life, their faith and even their lives. Christians across the globe are being persecuted and tortured just because they believe in Jesus Christ. What can we do? “First, we need to express our… Read more »

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Making Sense of Bioethics

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Clearing the air around marijuana use

June 12, 2014

 A June 2014 article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), written by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health, points out that marijuana is not the harmless drug that many imagine. Rather, it is associated with “substantial adverse effects, some of which have been determined with a high… Read more »