We Are Catholic 10

At breakfast this morning a friend asked me my opinion on the recent news stories on voter fraud — whether I thought they were true.

“It really doesn’t matter,” I told him.  “It’s over. Time to move on to things that really matter. Besides, ….”

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What It’s Like Hearing Confession 19

Fr Jason Smith

A good friend of mine asked me to write about what it’s like to hear confessions.

The truth is, a priest can’t say much about the content he hears in confession, but in nearly every confession I have heard, I have said the following: More…

How to Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday Reply

The Divine Mercy Shrine: Now That's a Shrine!

During the Mass of canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000, the year of the Great Jubilee, Pope John Paul II proclaimed: “It is important then that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on throughout the Church, will be called Divine Mercy Sunday.” More…

In Case You Missed It: Bishops Issue Urgent Call To Action To Defend Religious Liberty Reply

“We have been staunch defenders of religious liberty in the past. We have a solemn duty to discharge that duty today,… for religious liberty is under attack, both at home and abroad.” More…

How My Dad Taught Me a Lenten Resolution I’d Never Forget 11

One Ash Wednesday, my dad announced to my brother and I that for Lent he would be fasting on bread and water on Wednesdays and Fridays. He wondered if we would like to join him.

Aaron and I looked at each other thinking he had flipped his lid. Aaron said he’d stick to giving up arguing; I said I’d continue to refrain from hitting Aaron until Easter. With all of our resolutions on the table we were ready to begin our Lenten regimen. More…