Guest Columnist

Amy Coney Barrett as a person of character

By Charles A. "Chuck" Donovan

For decades advocates of legal abortion have attempted to paint opposition to the practice as rooted in – even solely in – religious belief... (Read more)

The Mass is 'essential'

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

If American Catholics feel singled out in this strange year they are not being paranoid, they are simply paying attention. From church burnings to... (Read more)

Where is God in this time of corona?

By Br. René Stockman

It is a question that we regularly hear and read. Some see in it the direct hand of God, of the punishing God who wants to say to people that they... (Read more)
Coronavirus is only the latest iteration of an age-old human affliction. Even now, with the benefit of advanced medical science, our reaction –... (Read more)

A loving big brother during coronavirus

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

My youngest son Patrick turns four this week. He is a delight to watch at this age, particularly when one of his older brothers carries him around... (Read more)

White Ribbons: 'I Will Never Forget You'

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

On the afternoon of March 6, I walked around the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, saying goodbye to students as they headed off... (Read more)

Repent and Believe: The Call to Metanoia

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

“This is the time of fulfillment.” Those are the first words Jesus speaks to us in the Gospel of Mark. For 14 verses, he says nothing. He meets... (Read more)

Developments in Washington

By Maureen Ferguson

One can be forgiven for thinking all of Washington, D.C., has been consumed by impeachment frenzy these past weeks. Look closer, though, and... (Read more)

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

In 1973, after the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in America, my dad—a doctor—was interviewed by the local paper about the ruling.... (Read more)

Book Review: We are the Lord's

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Two years ago, I joined a Catholic women’s symposium that discusses the weighty matters affecting our Church and our culture. One member of our... (Read more)