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It seems perhaps the only thing everyone agrees upon regarding the events of August 9th is this: Michael Brown is dead and he was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson. But we’ve known that since t... More

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We're in overtime in Louisiana! Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote on November 4, the top candidates are facing off on December 6. The two candidates are Democrat Senator Mary L... More

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I have exciting news.  Today, we are proud to announce the release of The American Catholic Almanac!  It is a daily reader of fascinating people - saints, sinners, patriots, rogues and ordinary peop... More

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Francis and Benedict: Who Am I to Judge?

A common view has it that Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict are light years apart.  There is something to be said for that view.  Th... More

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Four Joys of Christmas, and What They Say About Us

The way I count them, there are four principle joys of Christmas — four aspects of the holiday that make it stand out in our minds fro... More

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Patti Smith at the Vatican – A Thrill of Hope

A few of my friends on social media have groused this Advent about punk rock pioneer Patti Smith’s being invited to sing at the Vatican fo... More

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With Child — A Small Miracle of Life, as Seen on Twitter

All I can say is wow, oh, wow ... A husband and wife deal with a heartbreaking and terrifying incident, which unfurled on Twitter. But th... More

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Novel Is a Dickens of a Christmas Carol (Plus Cartoons!)

As I write this, it's the evening of Dec. 23, and the Christmas shopping and traveling rush is approaching maximum intensity. If you're ... More



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