Category Archives: Family

Why is Pope Francis Coming to Philadelphia?

He’s coming for the World Meeting of Families. He’s coming to canonize a saint, Junipero Serra. He’s coming to address the United Nations. He’s coming to speak to the American Congress. But most of all, he’s coming because a shepherd needs to be with his sheep. And you don’t take my word for it.  

Leah Remini, Welcome Home!

A few months ago, I was at a taping of the NBC game show “I Can Do That!”, which included dancer/choreographer Cheryl Burke (“Dancing With the Stars”) as a contestant. I was sitting in the green room with Burke’s then-beau, restaurateur J.T. Torregiani, and one of Burke’s friends, former “King of Queens” star Leah Remini. […]

Mercy Enough to Go Around

Pope Francis issued a letter this morning that has caused quite a stir in the media. (It’s not long; go ahead and read it.) In the letter, the Holy Father said that, as part of the Jubilee of Mercy, all priests would be given “discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it.” The […]

Can One Child’s Smile Redeem the World?

Just when you think the world is saturated with evil, that human life is cheapened beyond measure, and that the miracle of life has been reduced to a mere commodity up for sale to the highest bidder — or an inconvenience, to be outsourced by busy people who can afford it — one little British boy […]

Does Ashley Madison have Grounds to Complain?

As is now well known, somebody hacked into the website of Ashley Madison–an online firm that facilitates adultery–and then posted a lot of its information on the internet.  Now the company is facing a large class action lawsuit on behalf of clients whose information was, they claim, inadequately safeguarded.  Understandably, those who run the site […]

Black Lives Matter, In Videos Seen and Unseen — A Priest Speaks

Once you have seen injustice, you can’t unsee it — and the knowledge places upon you the burden to respond, if only in prayer. In an article for the September issue of the magazine of the National Black Catholic Congress, Father Claude Williams of the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, California, makes […]

‘Church Militant’s’ NFP ‘Beware-ness’ Week

So, how did the Catholic apostolate “Church Militant” celebrate the annual “NFP Awareness Week” last week? Unfortunately, by offering two web articles mis-stating Catholic teaching and casting aspersions upon the method that faithful Catholic couples may legitimately use to either postpone—or achieve—conception. Below in quotes are some of the more concerning claims, refuted, taken from […]

NFL Wife Kirsten Watson: God Says, ‘I Want You to Know Me’

She’s wife to New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, mother to four (Grace, Naomi, Isaiah and Judah), with one more on the way — and a college athlete in her own right — but the thing that Kirsten Watson wants most is to be a “good daughter” to God. And she feels that love, […]

Trolls, Marriage, and A Modern-Day Warrior

Some public figures are plagued by paparazzi. Others, by trolls. As well-spoken as he is outspoken, Dr. Ryan Anderson has become a world leader in the pro-marriage movement, advocating for the rights of children to have a mother and a father whenever possible. Beginning with his book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense,” co-authored by […]

Her Life to Save a Life: Catholic Rebecca Townsend Remembered

Few of us get to accomplish what we set out do in life, but in her too-short years on Earth, Rebecca Townsend of Connecticut did. From The New York Daily News: A Connecticut teen was struck and killed by a car as she saved her friend’s life, tragically completing a “bucket list” she’d written for a […]



Receive our updates via email.