St. Joseph for The Common Good

Yesterday’s feast of St. Joseph the Worker didn’t seem to get much attention. That struck me as odd in an election year so caught up with issues of the Catholic faith and Catholic social teaching. Karol Wojtyla on the right taking a break from laboring. The feast was founded in 1955 by Pope Pius XII in response to the Communist celebrations on May Day. Today it’s known as the International W... More


Black Friday Pictures and John Paul Quotes

A simple title for a simple post … I would note only that Blessed John Paul’s critique of our culture applies to all of us. None of us, myself of course included, is immune. More Black Friday hatred here …. “The more one possesses, the more one wants, while the deeper human hopes remain unsatisfied and even stifled.” “The individual today is often suffocated between two ... More

The John Paul II Institute: Articulating and Sharing the Church’s Uplifting Vision of the Human Person

I wrote last week about the importance of supporting the Church’s institutional presence. To paraphrase Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (and others), the institutional Church reveals the incarnated aspect of our faith: we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus, the Body of Christ in the world today. One such institution that is vital in today’s culture is the Pontifical John... More



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