Commentary

Does Jesus say ghosts exist?/ Serving as witness at Protestant wedding

Father Doyle fields questions about the existence of ghosts and whether Catholics may serve as witnesses in the rituals of non-Catholic weddings.
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The makings of a long-lasting marriage

People often wonder what the secret is to a successful marriage. Based on the Rowe’s relationship, the answer is love, understanding, faith, compassion, and selflessness. They don’t sound like such a secret at all.
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Funeral Mass on Sunday?/ Say rosary during Mass?

Father Doyle fields questions about celebrating funeral Masses on Sunday and praying the rosary at Mass.
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Let people know they matter

Let this Valentine's Day be an opportunity to let people know that they matter to us.
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Building a wall against life

In what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a "historic victory for New Yorkers," New York has passed what may be the nation's most extreme and irresponsible abortion law.
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Find extraordinary in the ordinary

We can encounter God in the awesome majesty of a mountaintop sunrise or a scrunched bouquet of dandelion’s in a child’s fist.
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One more benefit of Catholic schools

Catholic Schools Week always serves as a time to reflect upon the many gifts that those institutions give us: a solid education, a deeper faith and lasting friendships.
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Emulate God, work together

There is divinity flowing though us all the time. We just have to believe that. And then winter will turn to spring. 
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A month of purification

May februum, the month of February, be the beginning of that deep purification that will renew and beautify the temple of the church.
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New York, abortion and a short route to chaos

Abandoning the convictions of one’s conscience in the exercise of one’s public duties is precisely equivalent to “I’m personally opposed but unwilling to take concrete action to instantiate my opposition.”
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Rite of betrothal/ Praying for Pope Benedict

Father Doyle fields questions about the Rite of Betrothal and praying for Pope Benedict XVI at Mass.
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One man’s meat

Learning to speak and write clearly is essential to success in all the disciplines that young people are flocking to these days.
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