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.

Fight climate change as fervently as abortion

The climate crisis is a moral obligation for pro-lifers, writes Michael Wright. Those who value life and creation must urge policymakers to prove they are pro-life through climate action now, because time is running out.

The hunger for freedom in Ukraine, and the world

A June 27 missile attack on a Kremenchuk shopping mall points to Russia's broader aim: using hunger as a weapon for oppression worldwide, writes Gina Christian.

Giving birth to a new movement

Whether America's fierce divisions on abortion worsen or calm will only become clear with time. But Greg Erlandson argues it is time to step up help for mothers and children, for whom opponents should become allies.

Echo of Watergate today shows why journalism matters

As televised Congressional hearings are riveting us again, Effie Caldarola reflects that good journalism is important as ever in helping people to reject conspiracy theories and websites that provide no sources or details.

Roe’s legacy of abortion, and the path to civility

The challenge for pro-life Americans now is to protect the unborn child and to show women frightened by the court's decision that we will stand up for their equal status in society, writes Richard Doerflinger.

Fulfilling a mission to serve

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has energized local Catholic philanthropy in its nine years, and CEO Sarah Hanley proudly shares the good news of service in the archdiocese.