Medjugorje: No verdict yet, but faith, conversions abound

A very generous benefactor found out that after 10 years of writing for the Catholic press, I’d never been to Medjugorje, the site of...

Evidence is clear: We are hard-wired for generous love

A recent headline in The Wall Street Journal caught my attention: “Hard-wired for Giving.” The lead into the story questioned the Darwinian assumption that humans are basically selfish and pointed to a recent study in which scientists discovered the human brain is actually built for generosity.

Tolerance is wonderful — if you agree with the cultural elite, that is

While it’s true that men and women have their fundamental differences, it’s also true that they are made by God so as to be complementary.

‘The Giver’ offers thought-provoking message sure to spark discussion

It’s not very often that a movie has you pondering its message long after the credits roll. “The Giver” (The Weinstein Company), which opened in theaters Aug. 15, is just such a movie.

Media elite continue to promote trash while trashing the good stuff

Call me an optimist, but I was hoping that maybe, just maybe, the new film “For Greater Glory” might help thaw the heart of...

Giving thanks in all things changes outlook on life

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait. The family, the friends, the food, the fun — what’s not to love? The annual celebration is our opportunity to realize just how blessed we are.

Marriage rulings: Wake up and smell the coffee, America

Even with many Americans still professing faith in God (sort of) we are clearly in a post-Christian era that finds its roots in the so-called sexual revolution and drug culture of the 1960s that embraced contraception, abortion and “free love.”

Decades later, determination to overturn ‘Roe’ as strong as ever

I was 9 years old when the U.S. Supreme Court invented the right to abortion. I still remember Dr. Carolyn Gerster, one of the...

Journey of the heart: Distance between two cities diminishes through faith

Phoenix is more than 7,000 miles from Mosul. And yet as I sit and pray here in sunny Arizona, my heart turns to the beleaguered city in Iraq.

Why books matter: Power to corrupt or inspire

I admit it: I’ve always loved to read. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being curled up with a good book in the company of my husband and children who are similarly engaged.