Streaming TV for pre-teens: Fraught with peril or promise?

Catholic News Service's media editor reviews a service from Canada called Ameba, which offers streaming video for kids. Content is entertaining, educational and music-based.

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...

La oración de Fátima

Cuando Nuestra Señora de Fátima se apareció a Lucía, Francisco y Jacinta por tercera vez, en el 13 de julio de 1917, hizo dos cosas de gran importancia: en primer lugar, ella les mostró una visión aterradora del infierno para revelar el sufrimiento terrible que el pecado causa; y en segundo lugar, les dio lo que ha llegado a ser conocido como la Oración de Fátima, que les dijo para decir al final de cada década del Rosario.

Crisis points to need for repentance, conversion, courageous witness

Tumultuous. That’s the word that comes to mind when I ponder the unfolding crisis in the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis’ Game Plan; Part Eight: A True Son of St. Ignatius

In this part of my series on Pope Francis’ Game Plan, then, it seems helpful to look at key elements of the Ignatian charism that are evident in the Holy Father’s Apostolic Exhortation, the “Joy of the Gospel.”

Freedom to serve

There is a close connection between service of the poor, freedom and evangelization. Catholic apostolates integrate service to the poor with joyful witness to Christ; they serve because they love Jesus. They freely receive God’s mercy; they freely give mercy to others in turn. They imitate Jesus in His solidarity with the poor.

Anti-Catholicism — the last acceptable prejudice

Anti-Catholicism has been called “the last acceptable prejudice.” Tragically, it was on display at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to be a federal appellate judge.

Catholic media needed now more than ever

While many turn to mainstream media for information that affects their lives, finding reputable information about the Catholic faith in secular media can be frustrating.

What is Scandal? Part Two: Major Causes of Scandal in our day

In the previous edition of The Catholic Sun, we spoke about the “scandal” of the Cross of Christ, which is not a real scandal at all but rather “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (Cf. 1 Cor 1:7ff). Now, let us turn to true scandals that seriously impede others from doing what is right and achieving their eternal destiny in heaven.

Word to Life: Oct. 23, 2016, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When I pointed out in a homily that not all saints are officially canonized, a woman said to me after Mass, “That may be true, but the great saints get to wear a crown in heaven, like St. Paul in today’s epistle!” It got me to thinking: Are there trophies for us in heaven, blue ribbons as eternal accessories?