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Prior to the late 1300s, Valentine’s Day had no connection with romance.  In fact, the love celebrated to honor St. Valentine was purely platonic. Today the tables have turned. more
The parish community of St. Gregory Barbarigo in Garnerville had a good reason for celebrating in recent weeks. It’s marking 10 years of constant prayer at the parish’s Perpetual Adoration Chapel … more
He’s hardly a noted theologian, philosopher, or scholar, but Harry Bosch, the LA detective in Michael Connolly’s award-winning books, sure has it right when he posits the guiding principle of his … more
Here we are on the doorstep of February, which is Catholic Press Month. It’s a good time to pause and think about what the Catholic press does and why it is important, perhaps more than ever. I … more
No obstante los progresos de la civilización moderna, la guerra sigue siendo en muchas partes del mundo, lamentablemente, un mecanismo al que se recurre para ‘resolver’ un conflicto. La … more
All the good Dr. Robert Quintano did during his many years of practicing medicine and as a father and husband is returning to his widow and their eight children just a few months after his death from … more
Over the last couple of days, I received a number of e-mails asking if I had seen the front page article in the Wall Street Journal of Saturday-Sunday, January 3-4, 2015. No, I had not, since … more
To the Editor: Given my long and fruitful association with the Society of the Atonement, the move to canonize Father Paul Wattson has piqued my interest. Especially remarkable to me, but … more
I was at the tail end of a silent weekend retreat a few weeks ago when I began reaching my silent prayer saturation point. Although the Dominican Retreat Center in Niskayuna was the perfect place for … more
It had an echo of Nicholas Sparks to it, but it was real life, and the story went viral: an Ohio couple married for 73 years died just 28 hours apart. Reporters across the globe culled bits of … more
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