Religious Liberty

The Importance of Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

At the beginning of Lent, I was privileged to help lead a pilgrimage of 40 young adults to the Holy Land. The pilgrims came from the Leonine Forum, a wonderful program founded in 2013 in Washington DC by the late Father Arne Panula and Mitch Boersma of the Catholic Information Center to form Catholics in their 20s and 30s in […]

Paul VI, Prophet

Blessed Paul VI

This coming July, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s deeply controversial encyclical letter Humanae vitae. I won’t bore you with the details of the innumerable battles, disagreements, and ecclesial crises that followed upon this text. Suffice it to say that this short, pithily argued letter became a watershed in the post-conciliar Catholic Church and one of […]

Daily Catholic Quote — Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Religious liberty as an ideal sounds lovely. But in the abstract, it has very little power. It has political force only to the degree that ordinary people believe and practice their faith — and refuse to tolerate anyone or anything interfering with their faith.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput, National Catholic Register, June 19, 2013) Please share on social media. Print this […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Thomas More, Martyr

St. Thomas More

“Don’t worry about me no matter what happens in this world. Nothing can happen to me that God doesn’t want. And all that He wants, no matter how bad it may appear to us, is really for the best.” (St. Thomas More, Martyr) Please share on social media. Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

“Religious liberty as an ideal sounds lovely. But in the abstract, it has very little power. It has political force only to the degree that ordinary people believe and practice their faith — and refuse to tolerate anyone or anything interfering with their faith.”  (Archbishop Charles Chaput, National Catholic Register, June 19, 2013) Print this entry

Fighting the Good (albeit Ordinary) Fight

St. Josemaría Escrivá

This week, the Church in the United States is in the midst of the annual Fortnight for Freedom.  The bishops established the Fortnight in 2012 to highlight the need to defend religious liberty. It is a two-week period of prayer, fasting, and action.  There are many feast days that fall in this two week period, including Sts. Thomas More and John […]