Catholic Commentary

Become of one mind with God

Like Abraham (Genesis 18), we all do our share of bargaining with God. Like Jacob (Genesis 32), we do our share of wrestling with God. Like Jonah (Jonah 1), we do our share of running from God. Like Peter (Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22) we do our share of denying God. And like Thomas (John 20) we do our share of doubting him.

Bishop J. Peter Sartain
September 4, 2012
A word of caution about work

No matter how large or small the task, our work is a participation in God’s creative presence in the world.

Bishop J. Peter Sartain
September 4, 2012
Aspire to be a true disciple of Christ

You and I don’t find it any easier to follow Jesus than did countless Christians who have gone before us. But just like them, we can take courage in his unfailing fidelity to us, his patience and his mercy as we aspire with all our strength to become true disciples and not just admirers.

Bishop J. Peter Sartain
September 4, 2012
A sense of belonging

I have never understood what it means to be “once removed.” Born into a large family, I know about cousins and second cousins; beyond that, I am easily confused. But apparently I have many more cousins “once or twice removed” than I ever dreamed.

Bishop J. Peter Sartain
September 4, 2012
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A nationwide telephone scam targeting taxpayers that is being investigated by federal agencies has involved more than 1,000 current and former employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News Service • March 31, 2014
Nation and World
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York offered the closing prayer at the end of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Aug. 30, thanking God for "the great gift of our beloved country."
Catholic News Service • September 3, 2012
Nation and World
On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Aug. 29, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond offered prayers for people in the Archdiocese of New Orleans impacted by slow-moving Hurricane Isaac.
Peter Finney Jr. - Catholic News Service • September 3, 2012
Nation and World

Regional Catholic News

Local and regional Catholic news. More Regional Catholic News
Priest urges Catholics to elect those who value ‘all’ lives

Members of Catholic Citizens of Illinois learned a little about how to vote during the 2008 election when Father Frank Pavone spoke at the group’s annual dinner meeting Sept. 25 at the Wyndham-Drake Hotel in Oak Brook.

Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

Tears don’t extinguish flames on the Tree of Light
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

Chaplain honored at Elmhurst hospital tea
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

Faith Promise Dinner sheds light on missions
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

Mass culminates 40th anniversary for Ascension of Our Lord Parish
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

Nativity play is a reminder of what is to come
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

People

Spotlights and profiles on Catholics making a difference. More People News
Crowd goes bananas for Chunky Monkey band

It was fitting that a rock ‘n’ roll band named after a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor jammed Aug. 4 at a summer festival known for live performances and tasty treats.

Paul Storer • September 3, 2012

Convert delights in sharing his story
Paul Storer • September 3, 2012

Chefs walk plank to feed seniors
Paul Storer • September 3, 2012

Carmelite padre is added to Hall of Pride
Kathrynne Skonicki • September 3, 2012

Closing the generation gap with a game of bingo
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012

Musicians garner ‘Second Collection’ for rock ’n’ roll fans
Kathrynne Skonicki • September 2, 2012

Entertainment News

Movie and book reviews, plus spotlights on Catholic entertainment. More Entertainment News
God in the White House book review

In a charged environment where primary presidential hopefuls acknowledged their religious beliefs while at the same time made it plain that for them church and state are sacred but separate entities, Randall Balmer’s book, “God in the White House”—an examination of the U.S. presidents’ responses and reactions to religion is a timely release.

Mary Breslin • September 3, 2012

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — and Doesn’t book review
Mary Breslin • September 3, 2012

The Disposable American book review
Mary Breslin • September 3, 2012

The Poor Belong to us book review
Mary Breslin • September 3, 2012

Aging With Grace book review
Mary Breslin • September 3, 2012

A Proper Pursuit book review
Mary Breslin • September 3, 2012

Nation and World News

Catholic news effecting the nation and world. More Nation and World News
Bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

With the backdrop a few feet away of the rusted iron slats of the 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

Patricia Zapor - Catholic News Service • April 2, 2014

1000 Seattle archdiocese employees and volunteers hit by phone scam
Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News Service • March 31, 2014

Cardinal Dolan closes out Republican National Convention with prayer
Catholic News Service • September 3, 2012

Archbishop calls hurricane's timing 'eerie'
Peter Finney Jr. - Catholic News Service • September 3, 2012

Health care occupies Congress, churches and presidential candidates
Catholic's News Staff • September 2, 2012