Ukraine, a witness to true and lasting freedom
As it marked its 31st year of independence amid a brutal Russian invasion, Ukraine testifies -- at horrific cost -- to the eternal life Christ offers through his cross and resurrection, writes Gina Christian.
At Mass, Christ breaks open our hearts, that he might enter in
Liturgical reforms, spanning decades and debates, ultimately lead to a fuller understanding of Christ's wedding banquet, where the church is most fully herself, writes Father Eric Banecker.
Embracing simplicity amid economic hardship
Lean times can help us focus on the essentials, both material and otherwise, writes Elise Italiano Ureneck.
In Ukraine, a moral call to truth
Kremlin propaganda regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates the very purpose of language: to witness to the Truth itself, who is Jesus Christ, writes Gina Christian.
Summer stories of grace and giving in action
Throughout the area, the work of the Gospel is lived out in ministries made possible by supporters of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, writes Sarah Hanley.
A ‘right to contraception’ negates a right to be pro-life
After the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a number of lawmakers are rushing to pass legislation guaranteeing contraception access -- and trampling on religious freedom in the process, writes Richard Doerflinger.
Faith shines brightly at the funeral Mass
Amid grief, the sobering beauty of the liturgy for the dead assures us we have a Savior who died so that we shall live, writes Greg Erlandson.
A ‘sunny child’ from Ukraine lays bare all hearts
Four-year-old Liza Dmitrieva, who had Down syndrome, was instantly killed by a July 14 Russian missile strike on civilians in Vinnytsia -- and her death ultimately reveals the true priorities of all nations, writes Gina Christian.
To rest is to be human
We have a natural drive to achieve, but we seem to have forgotten when to stop and realize we are more than our accomplishments. Hosffman Ospino reflects on the Scriptural appreciation for the value of rest.
Meatless Fridays: The healing sign we need, again
The rule for abstinence on Fridays has never really gone away, and in this age of anxiety and loneliness this small sacrifice can be a profound way to grow in communion with other members of the church, writes Father Eric Banecker.