Category Archives: New Evangelization

Knights of Columbus Forced out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus decided not to participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday because they felt that their motives for participating were being misrepresented. The Knights were accused by some Catholics of wanting to participate in the parade to give “cover” to a gay activist group that was marching this [...]

Signs of Hope: The Benedict Bishop Bump

One of the memes currently circulating is that Pope Francis is in the midst of radically changing the American episcopate in a leftward, “progressive” direction. And whether or not you like using terms like “progressive” and “orthodox”, the media and some figures in the church are eager to claim that big change is happening. The [...]

The Bishop, Job and the Problem of Whining

At his regular blog at the Madison Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin) posted a Lenten observation relating to the Book of Job, a literary masterpiece from the Old Testament that deals with the suffering of the innocent. The summary at the Website of the United States Conference of [...]

40 Ways to Win Lent

  This is not a list of things to give up.  That list is here. This is a list of things to do during Lent.  Maybe you can pick a few and commit to them. And if you lose steam, don’t get discouraged – ever!  Come back to the list any time and start over, because [...]

Signs of Hope: The Under-35 Priest

Is an American Catholic renaissance possible in our lifetime? Nine years ago I started writing as the “American Papist” because I was, and remain, proud to be both Catholic and an American. We as Christians understand that hope is a necessity of being Catholic because there is no better foundation for hope than the promises [...]

What Catholics Can Learn From Super Bowl XLIX

Maybe it’s because my Connecticut sons are big Patriots fans. Maybe it’s because I was alone with my iPhone at video shoots all day yesterday. But the fascinating end of Super Bowl XLIX  (yes, that is this year’s) has been much on my mind. It seems there are lessons that Catholics can learn from how [...]


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