Church News

June 19, 2014

Reporting Rome Right: Five Questions With Fr. John Wauck

I first met Father John in Washington, D.C., when he was a speechwriter for U.S. Attorney General William Bar and followed his career ever since. A
June 23, 2014

Identical Twins Ordained in Michigan

This is just great. On Saturday, identical twins Gary and Todd Koenigsknecht of Fowler, Michigan, were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lansing. The
July 14, 2014

Revealed: The Official Logo and Prayer for World Youth Day 2016

Though still two years on the horizon, World Youth Day 2016 is already generating enthusiasm among the world’s young Catholics. Scheduled to take place in Krakow,
August 4, 2014
Martha and Mary Magdalene by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, c. 1598

Seven Ways CNN Gets It Wrong on Bishops’ Residences

CNN published an inflammatory and provocative piece of link-bait over the weekend criticizing the Catholic Church because some of the larger archdioceses happen to have “lavish
August 20, 2014

We want the Blessed Sacrament back!

SPECIAL NOTE: Jesus called us to be as wise as serpents, innocent as doves. In this case, my friend Michael Caspino might be wiser than the
August 25, 2014

An Iraqi Bishop Challenges YOU…

Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, took to Facebook yesterday to offer you a challenge…one that doesn’t require dousing yourself in ice-water! Here’s the
September 1, 2014

Time Magazine, Meet These Strong Sisters

A couple of weeks ago, Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times wrote a column (Sister Acts) praising religious sisters. Well, certain ones. As I argued
September 15, 2014

The question nobody is asking about the black mass in Oklahoma

First, a brief recap of events: A few weeks ago, a Satanist group announced plans to perform a black mass in Oklahoma using a consecrated host
September 17, 2014

Bishops Spell Out the Frightening Facts About Ebola

A statement by the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference on Ebola, and a follow-up “12 Things You Need to Know” article is a great source of information