Letter #6, 2020: Remembering my father

“Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He flees like a shadow and does not remain.” —Job 14:2 “A voice called out: ‘Cry.’ And I said: ‘What shall I cry?’ ‘All flesh is grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of the field.’ The grass withers and the flowers...

From Cornwall to You With Song & Prayer

Doug and Marion Clorey, members of the St. Francis of Assisi Franciscan Fraternity in Cornwall have recorded a version of “Humility & Poverty” which they have shared with the Franciscan Community and may pick up all people in these trying times. Read the Whole...

Archbishop Smith: Certainty Amid Uncertainty

More than once I’ve had occasion to share with people a moment that impacted me greatly when I first became a Bishop. It occurred during the 2002 World Youth Days in Toronto. Together with hundreds of thousands of young people, I was listening to Saint John Paul II as...

Palms Amid the Pandemic

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and sacramental theology and director of the Sacerdos Institute at the Regina Apostolorum university.  Q: In the new decree “In Time of COVID-19 (II),” issued by the Congregation for Divine...

Now is the Time to Embrace Daily Mass — Even if It’s on TV

By Sherry Antonetti | When I first became a stay-at-home mom back in 1993, the sense of isolation in our apartment overwhelmed me. The whole world seemed to be running along without me. I went for walks every day and learned… Read the Whole Article at its...

Dioceses announce staff cuts, but federal aid could help

Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- As Catholic dioceses and parishes begin to cut staff during the coronavirus pandemic, they could be eligible for unprecedented federal relief to keep their employees on their payrolls. Bishops across the United States...