Should Biden have been given Communion? Maybe that is the wrong question

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden was denied holy Communion by a pastor of a South Carolina Church Oct. 27, and people can’t stop talking about it.

Brother of Dallas murder victim offers example of forgiveness for us all

When I was a young reporter just out of college working for the Niles Daily Times, I covered a murder trial.

A model of courage and faith

How far would a person go to follow the truth? This is the story of Blessed John Henry Newman — soon to be saint — who will be canonized by Pope Francis at the Vatican Oct. 13.

Movies: Abominable

NEW YORK (CNS) — “Adorable” has a new synonym: “Abominable” (DreamWorks), a charming animated film which transforms the dreaded Yeti monster — the legendary abominable snowman — into a lovable furball.

Bishop’s book on sexual abuse crisis more about scandal than healing

The title of Bishop Robert E. Barron’s “Letter to a Suffering Church” led me — as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse — to hope for a book like Fr. Thomas Berg’s excellent 2017 work “Hurting in the Church.”

Movies: Bennett’s War

NEW YORK (CNS) — Loosely based on the case histories of real-life wounded veterans, writer-director Alex Ranarivelo’s endearing sports drama “Bennett’s War” (Forrest) is a portrait of courage in the face of adversity.

Discernment: Listening for God in the real world

“Samuel, Samuel!” the Lord calls, in one of the more famous stories of discernment in the Bible. After bothering his teacher, Eli, three times, the wise man realizes it is the Lord who is calling. “If you are called,” said Eli, “reply, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’”

Ready or not, here they come!

Welcome to a new school year! I am proud to report that our Catholic schools are ready, willing and able to embrace the new academic school year.

State of the Campaign: Foundation for Senior Living

Established as a Catholic charity by the Diocese of Phoenix in 1974, Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) has been a leading provider of high-quality, vital services for Arizonans of all ages for more than 40 years.

Following Christ is bound to make us uncomfortable

As a child I grew up in a house without air-conditioning, a small, three-bedroom ranch with few windows.