Commentary

The Question Behind the Question

Bishop Barron wonders whether video might be a better means of communication than texts for U.S. bishops.
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How to promote religious liberty

I’ve always suspected that at the root of the religious liberty controversies of the last few years is an inherent distrust or even disrespect for traditional religious beliefs.
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The pope’s security detail/ Communion in Protestant churches?

Father Doyle fields questions about the pope's security detail and receiving Communion in Protestant churches.
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Words and deeds

It’s no good to speak about the faith and not to live it. And if we are living the faith, we should be willing to speak of it. 
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The skinny on summer

Do all the good you can, for as many people as you can, for as long as you can. If you do that, you may not just live longer. You may live forever.
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Of spilled juice, and joy

I make messes by accident and on purpose over and over and over, and God continuously offers forgiveness and strength and peace.
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Of wedding cakes and our tenuous freedoms

Richard Doerflinger finds rich ironies in the Supreme Court's wedding cake ruling.
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Solitude and solace

After open-heart surgery, Paul McMullen’s gratitude is keener than ever.
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‘Do this in memory of me’

Memorial Day is an opportunity, as a nation, to remember and appreciate those who have died so that we might live ... freely.
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Yanny vs. laurel

Yanny vs. laurel is about how our senses can be tricked by subtle changes in acoustic frequencies, but it is also about how we have a strong desire to know what is true.
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What’s so funny?

God made us in his image and likeness, and humor subsequently became an important part of every human culture on earth. Our laughing granddaughter is only the most immediate reminder of the joy we are meant for.
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The need for apologies

It takes a humble, truthful and thoughtful person to acknowledge error publicly. It's both a gift to us, and an example we should follow.
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