“Take Thee to a Nunnery”: The Rise of Women Vocations to the Convent

Source: Fox News More millennial women choosing religious life: ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing’ In an age of social media and obsessed with the ladder of success, a higher calling is increasingly trending. After a five-decade decline, the nunnery is making a comeback — driven by millennials. About 10 years ago, the average age of a woman … More “Take Thee to a Nunnery”: The Rise of Women Vocations to the Convent

Lay Catholics: Stop Waiting for your Bishop to do Your Job

by Peter Wolfgang Source: www. CatholicVote.org Submitted by Deacon Jim Jaworski It is a familiar story. The particulars are more radical this time. But it is essentially the same story. A Catholic politician commits some grave public violation of basic human rights. Outraged Catholics call for his head on an ecclesiastical platter. The bishop wrings … More Lay Catholics: Stop Waiting for your Bishop to do Your Job

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo: Shining a Light on the Value of Life

By Claire Dwyer Editor’s note:  As we prepare to close this month, dedicated to prayers for and protection of the unborn, it seems appropriate to illuminate the life of a young mother who seemed sent to us “for such a time as this.” I love the saints. I love that the Church gives them to … More Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo: Shining a Light on the Value of Life

Practical Ways to Demonstrate your Faith During Advent and Christmas

by Eric Deutschman I’ve been asked to give a talk on practical ways to demonstrate your faith season. First, let me introduce myself. Married to Michelle – 27 years.  5 Children. Youngest is Owen – 9, Jenna – 16, Jon – 18, Andrew – 21 and Allison – 24. With such a wide range in … More Practical Ways to Demonstrate your Faith During Advent and Christmas

Catholic Relief Services: A Homily

by Deacon Don Weigel

Suffering has been a part of our broken world for all of human history. 600 years before Jesus was born, the author of the book of Job was contemplating on the nature of suffering.  Job has lost everything – livestock, servants, children, dignity. Job has done nothing to deserve his suffering – he has been a good father, a devoted husband, and has been nothing but faithful to God, even in times of hardship. … More Catholic Relief Services: A Homily