Living Holy Saturday

“For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.” (John 20:9) On Good Friday, the impossible happened. God Himself was executed by His creatures. On Easter Sunday, this same God, our Lord Jesus Christ, rose from the dead, victorious over the power of the...

Family, State, and U...

Imagine you are the pope. The previous half-century has seen the rise of many radical political movements and systems of thought hostile to the Church. Major societal upheaval is well underway, disrupting the basic order of civilization that had persisted for centuries. The territory that had...

Good News and Bad Ne...

The campaign is finally over! Whether your guy won or lost, it’s time to take a deep breath and relax, maybe even mend some strained relationships. But, here’s the bad news: the fight isn’t over; it’s only just beginning. The responsibility we have as citizens and Catholics only begins...

The Cure for Electio...

As of this writing, no deaths have been reported. No one has been hospitalized. However, many (myself included) have experienced various common symptoms due to an extremely contagious condition that overcomes our nation in the autumn of every fourth year. I speak, of course, of election...

A Prayer for Politic...

Over the past two weeks, Americans were treated to the quadrennial spectacle of the two major political parties’ national conventions. Each party graced us with an endless parade of speakers making the very clear point that their party represents all that is good and true, while the other...