I’ve now served in the Catholic press for 12 years. I use the term “serve” because those of us in the field consider this to be a vocation.
I bumped into Sr. Felisa Muxtaytum, MSE, while I was touring an exhibit on the life of Blessed Stanley Rother at the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City chancery.
This month we commemorate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. How do we, as a people of faith respond? Before we can answer that question, we need to remind ourselves what it is that we’re for, or what it means to be truly pro-life. Unfortunately, it seems to me that too often we forget.
Recently there was a case of a woman who petitioned the state of Illinois to be able to wear a colander on her head in her drivers’ license photo as part of her religious beliefs. The woman was a Pastafarian, a member of the faux Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster invented out of the imagination of atheist activists.
When I went to Ciudad Juárez this year, I wasn’t simply covering Pope Francis’ apostolic visit. For me, in a way, it was a chance to return home.
CIUDAD JUÁREZ ― There was lots of excitement as I drove with my family to Ciudad Juárez yesterday afternoon. For my family, this trip was three-fold. First, I am covering Pope Francis’ visit to this city. Secondly, we’re coming as pilgrims. And lastly, I’m coming home — my mother grew up in Juárez, and I’m staying with my aunt.
I noticed a very disturbing trend on social media a few weeks ago following the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.
I wanted this month’s edition of the Sun to focus on vocations, because every one of you, I’m sure has a similar story you can share about someone who is living this vocation.
When this opportunity came up to become editor of The Catholic Sun, my family and I prayerfully discerned that this was where God was calling us. So like St. Joseph, who was called by God to take his family to the desert, we’ve been called to come to Arizona.