Blind Leaders

The Work of St. Margaret Bourgeoys Lives on Today

By Susan Ciancio Margaret Bourgeoys was born in 1620 in France. At the age of 20, she took part in a Marian procession and was so moved by the statue of Mary—who seemed to be looking right at her—that she knew she had to devote the rest of her life to God. She immediately registered […]

Dogs, Cats, and Horror Stories

By Judie Brown The memorable nursery rhyme about what little boys are made of—namely “snips, snails and puppy dogs’ tails”—reminds us of the gaiety of childhood. But today, as Pope Francis has said, those words represent a different tale. In a recent general audience, the pope said: “Yes, dogs and cats take the place of […]

Whose Catholic Voices Are You Listening To?

By Connie Beckman What we watch and listen to definitely have an effect on how we form our Catholic consciences, especially during political elections. Let’s be honest; neither you nor I have all the answers. This is why we must seek those sources that can help us find the answers. For years, I was ill […]

Strange Gods Before Us

By Judie Brown Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said during a recent interview, “‘I am the Lord thy God; don’t have strange gods before me.’ We’ve got strange gods before us now, and most of the time they’re ourselves. When society and culture taunt us to believe that we are gods, we are […]

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: False Mercy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet In a disturbing development, Switzerland has approved a euthanasia device designed to make killing people easier than ever, including in locations where the practice is illegal. The colorful device, with a sleek design that looks like something straight out of a futuristic dystopian movie, was created by euthanasia-enthusiast Dr. Philip […]

Gifting God and Others with Love

By Susan Ciancio Though Christmas has come and gone all too quickly, it’s likely that many of us are still enjoying the gifts we received or that we’re watching the people we love enjoy their gifts. Before Christmas, we spent hours searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for the people in our lives—our kids, our […]