Posts Tagged ‘Being Catholic Today’

The Nature of the Human Being, Male or Female

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Throughout history, but more acutely in our day, people have pondered the mystery of their life. The details on resumes – occupations, education, residence – really do not answer the fundamental question of our very essence. We want to know the objective and enduring truth about ourselves, “Who am I? What am I? What does […] [Read more]

Welcome News … But the Fight Continues

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court, issued a per curiam ruling which vacates the judgments of appellate courts around the country that had upheld the HHS mandate against legal challenges brought by the Archdiocese of Washington and other religious employers. The Court’s order also returns those cases to the respective courts of appeal for […] [Read more]

Oral Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Legal Challenge to the HHS Mandate

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

On Wednesday next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legal challenge to the HHS Mandate brought by the Archdiocese of Washington, its affiliated entities, and many other religious employers from around the country, including most prominently the Little Sisters of the Poor. Because next week is Holy Week, I would […] [Read more]

The Identity of Catholic Universities

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Throughout the history of the Church, including today amidst persecution in the Middle East, we have had those inspiring witnesses who stand fast in the faith and resolutely proclaim, “I am Christian,” even knowing that they will be condemned. It is no less important for the institutions of the Church such as universities and social […] [Read more]

At the Service of the Truth and Love of Jesus Christ

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Recently you may have heard stories in the news about how the employment of a person in public ministry at a local parish was no longer possible when he indicated that he would continue to openly live in contradiction to what the Church proclaims as true, specifically a civil “same-sex marriage.” Since mercy is at […] [Read more]

The Freedom to be True to Our Catholic Identity

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

On this Fourth of July, which concludes the Fortnight for Freedom, we need to remember that Christianity offers an ancient and enduring understanding of freedom which has served humanity well. The human capacity to make choices, including our need to distinguish between good and bad choices, is not something outside us, nor is it given […] [Read more]

Being Catholic Today: Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

On a weekly basis, it seems, there is news of yet another challenge to our freedom to live our Catholic faith. Many of these arise from those social, cultural and political trends that I have discussed previously with respect to our need for a New Evangelization. Recent years have now seen various efforts by federal […] [Read more]