• Job and Suffering

    We are beginning to read from the Book of Job in daily Mass. One of its core issues is the problem of suffering and why God allows it. If God is omnipotent and omniscient then how can He tolerate evil, injustice, and suffering of the innocent? Where is God when a woman is... Read more
  • EWTN Novena to the Mother of God for the United States

    Who can doubt that our country is in serious trouble and straining at the seams? From COVID-19 to riots, from political animosity to overturned and degraded values. Religious freedom is in danger. Churches have been desecrated and statues vandalized. We need help. And the only help that... Read more
  • Sinners, but not Hypocrites

    What’s the difference between a hypocrite and a sinner? They look an awful lot alike. The hypocrite presents himself one way and then acts another. The sinner deliberately chooses what he knows he should not choose. They both suffer an interior division. Indeed, we ourselves may feel like... Read more
  • When the Dogma Lives Loudly

    When Sen. Dianne Feinstein grilled federal circuit court nominee—and now Supreme Court nominee—Amy Coney Barrett three years ago, she fretted that “the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern.” Given the senator’s obvious prejudices, she should indeed be... Read more
  • Day of prayer planned for 357 religious dead from COVID-19 in Spain

    Credit: Unsplash NA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 04:23 pm MT (CNA).- The Spanish Conference of Religious (CONFER) has announced that September 29 will be observed as a day of prayer for the 357 religious who have died from the novel coronavirus during the pandemic in Spain. The conference invited... Read more
  • Lessons on joy from a disabled saint

    Physical health is such a highly prized goal in modern society that when we become sick or severely disabled, it is tempting to give up on life. We can be tempted to grow in despair and lament the loss of our physical abilities. For a similar reason, many children who are diagnosed with... Read more
  • Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week

    Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017, when he took a leave of absence from his role as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy to travel to Australia.  The cardinal is set to fly on Sept. 29, sources close... Read more
  • On Restoring a Truer Vision of the Biblical Jesus

    When I was a teenager in the 1970s Jesus was presented in less than flattering terms, at least from my standpoint as a young man at that time. The paintings and statues of that day presented Jesus as a rather thin, willow-wisp of a man, a sort of friendly hippie who went about blessing poor... Read more
  • Will Ethical COVID Vaccines Arrive at Warp Speed?

    More than 300 vaccines are currently in development to fight the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, and approximately 40 have already advanced to clinical trials. In the vanguard for the U.S. are eight potential vaccines backed by the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS), a... Read more
  • 1619 Project Meets Competition From Black Academics

    The Bob Woodson Center and Washington Examiner is offering an alternative to The New York Times and Pulitzer Center’s “1619 Project.” Theirs is aptly named “The 1776 Initiative.” Responses to the 1619 Project are popping up everywhere. Countless conservative scholars have weighed... Read more