Day: September 23, 2016

How to Keep Your Witness When You’re Not a Morning Person

There are wish lists, Christmas lists, grocery lists, and then there is the I Need This list. This I Need This list is devoted to those of us who struggle in the mornings. Because it’s harder to grump at the world when you are surrounded by inspiration to live your God-given vocation, even in the morning. Here’s …

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Archbishop takes action to end domestic violence

TORORO, UGANDA – An archbishop in Southeastern Uganda is creating a culture of domestic peace in his archdiocese. Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo told the Catholic News Agency of Africa in an interview Aug. 17 that domestic violence is a major challenge present “in almost every family” under his care.  “It’s a concern for the family, …

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Journalism must not fuel fear, says Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — In an address September 22 to the National Council Order of Journalists in Rome, Pope Francis encouraged journalists to live with professionalism, love the truth, and respect human dignity. After greetings from the president, Enzo Iacopino, the Pontiff spoke to those present in the Clementine Hall. “There are few professions that have …

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10 Times The Desert Fathers Mastered the Comment Box

Recently, I found myself remarking  that things in the Catholic blogosphere have been getting so bewilderingly toxic that I could literally post nothing but the text of the Nicene Creed and reasonably expect at least three people to reply something like “Just like a LIBERAL/CUCKSERVATIVE. Your AGENDA is RUINING the Church! !!” I was half-joking …

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