Daily Quote from St. John Bosco

“ ‘Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.’ Therefore, according to the Gospel, any citizen can be a good Catholic – that is, side with Jesus Christ and the Pope, and do good to his fellow men – and at the same time side with Caesar, namely, observe the laws of the land, […]

Fr. Barron Comments on the HHS Contraception Mandate

  Watch and listen to Fr. Barron’s commentary on the “Health and Human Services Contraception Mandate”. Father Barron can be found on the Internet at: Word On Fire CATHOLICISM Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and Recommend buttons […]

The Tiny, Whispering Sound

I have long loved the cycle of stories in the first book of Kings dealing with the prophet Elijah. In fact, I’ve often told people who are just getting interested in the Scripture to commence with the fascinating, adventurous, and often comical stories concerning this prophet. His name tells us all we need to know about him. “Elijah” is the […]

Defunding Planned Parenthood

February has been a momentous month in Washington with respect to defending innocent human life from abortion. On the negative side, last Friday [February 18, 2011] President Barrack Obama rescinded a 2008 executive order by President Bush that protected the conscience rights of medical students and health care workers from having to participate in immoral activities that violate their consciences. Pres. […]

The Story of a Conscience

Last night, I dreamed of writing this article.  Oftentimes I wake up with a complete thought for an article or during the day something will come to me and I feel like the secretary–scrambling to start taking notes as I’m dictated the thoughts. But last night, I watched as I wrote this article in which I share thoughts and past […]

Political Correctness

Let’s explore the danger of political correctness, the way we might explore a car engine, by asking the question, “How does it work?”  Actually, in this case we should ask the question, “How does it cause harm?” At its core, I believe political correctness causes great, grave problems in a society by leading people to regularly adhere to falsehoods that […]

Voting a Truly Informed Catholic Conscience

Several state bishops conferences, including the four Massachusetts bishops who comprise the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, have published letters or guides to the Catholic faithful about tomorrow’s elections. Following upon the 2007 document of the U.S. Bishops as a whole, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” they have all sought to form the consciences of Catholics so that they may vote morally […]