Myopic view continues to ignore, discount beliefs of millions

It’s what’s missing from mainstream media news coverage that explains a lot about the mindset of those who wield power in America’s newsrooms and the growing number of people who shun traditional news sources.

Following the light

Night was falling at the end of a gray day. A few dozen silent, shabby figures were sitting at round tables waiting.

Event of the decade

From a Catholic perspective, few if any dates were more significant during the decade than Feb. 11, 2013.

Mary, a woman of patience

Picture an image of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Now picture her pregnant.

Walk in solidarity with refugees at Christmas

Sometimes overlooked in the idyllic images of the Christmas story is the brief, touching tale told in the Gospel of Matthew: the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt.

Movies: The Irishman

NEW YORK (CNS) — The disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished without a trace in 1975, has never been explained. But that doesn’t deter director Martin Scorsese from solving the mystery in “The Irishman” (Netflix), an epic historical drama.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’: Is it just the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus?

The “Hallelujah” chorus from George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” is probably the most well-known classical piece of music written for choir. People love to hear it, and they love to sing it.

Classical painting reminds us of Christ’s light

The scene is one you might share from your own memory. It is the image of a mother, father and two children delighting in the sweet innocence of an infant.

Christ the light of the world

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Advent is a time to watch and prepare for the coming of Christ just as vigilantly as we scan the skies for those first tentative signs that the days are slowly but surely getting longer.

St. Joseph — in the face of mystery

At one point in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program each year I ask participants a seemingly simple question: “Is it possible to know God?” There is usually discussion and then concern that it is an impossible question to answer.