CRISTIADA: Blessed Miguel Pro: Joyful priest and grateful martyr (Part II)

Editor's note: This is the second part in a series of columns by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted that celebrated of the holy Year for Priests....

CRISTIADA: Blessed Miguel Pro: Jesuit Priest and Martyr (Part I)

Editor's note: This is the first part in a series of columns by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted that celebrated of the holy Year for Priests....

First Amendment, not about Pill, but Bill of Rights

That’s the view of two legal scholars on religious liberty issues as they observe what they see as an orchestrated campaign against the First...

What do we mean by religious liberty?

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FAQ Religious liberty is the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution. It includes...

Charles W. Colson, R.I.P.

Back in the days when Chuck Colson was willing to run over his grandmother for Richard Nixon, I would have happily done the same...

Why we are suing the government

Responding to editors' requests for a regular sampling of current commentary from around the Catholic press, here is an editorial titled "Why we are...

Strike the POLST: What you need to know about end-of-life care

Your grandpa is dying and the family wants you to serve as his health care decision maker. Feeling hesitant, you watch his arrival at...

Failure in civil discourse leads to breathlessness of spirit

America’s got a weight problem. It’s only getting worse. Today more than a third of U.S. adults are considered obese, according to studies from the...

Veterans create beauty for others in spite of pain, loss

Recently I was invited to attend the Phoenix VA Health Care System Arts Festival to honor and display the artwork of veterans. Since so many...

Too busy to pray? Finding time for God brings peace

You may have heard the clever observation that people nowadays have become human “doings” rather than human beings. Multi-tasking, packed calendars and smart phones...