From the Bishops

Obligation in an Age of Rights: Sunday Mass

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On Jan. 20, 1961, President Kennedy concluded his inaugural address, the first ever televised in color, with the stirring challenge: “And so, my... (Read more)

Building Bridges, Opening Doors

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Today a few thoughts about building bridges and opening doors, themes which have appeared in religious news stories in the last few weeks. On a... (Read more)

The power of love

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Our long, difficult summer in this country seems to continue without end. Even as the violence of Charlottesville and its aftermath still weigh... (Read more)
When the city officials of Charlottesville, Virginia, the hometown of Thomas Jefferson, decided to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert... (Read more)

No God, no truth, no civil discourse

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1835, French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville published Democracy in America, one of the most influential books of the... (Read more)

The epidemic and its cure

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

I’ve always loved the movies, and one of the scariest films in recent memory is 28 Days Later, released in 2002. The plot is simple. Animal-rights... (Read more)

Our response to Charlottesville

By Bishop James D. Conley

In the late 1940s, Archbishop Joseph Rummel began the process of ending segregation in the parishes, seminary, and schools of the Archdiocese of... (Read more)

A word about useful tools

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

History is full of great quotations that people never said. One of the best lines comes from Vladimir Lenin. He described Russian progressives,... (Read more)

A Letter to the Romans

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Christians are always, in a sense, outsiders. We have the joy and privilege to be a leaven for good in society. That’s an exhilarating vocation.... (Read more)

A cathedral: more than a beautiful building

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

 When Constantine legalized the Christian faith with the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., the Church emerged from Rome’s subterranean cemeteries and... (Read more)
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