The 2019 archive of Daily News

Bishop Paul Sirba: Help make our Church a beacon of light in the darkness

Posted by Kyle Eller

It is difficult to return to realities that are painful. We want relief and resolution. We don’t like pain or suffering. The expression “no pain no gain” may be a helpful sports mantra, but not so much when we are facing what seems insurmountable.

Bishop Paul SirbaFiat Voluntas Tua ... Read More »

Priest singer-songwriter sizzles in Rock Fest’s third year

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross “It’s definitely autobiographic,” Father Kevin McGoldrick, the headliner at this year’s Built Upon a Rock Fest Sept. 14, said about his opening song, “Square Peg,” which talks about being the proverbial square peg in a round hole. After an evening of overcast skies ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: How long will we tolerate these mass killings?

Posted by Megan Muhich

Thirty-one dead in 24 hours. Again and again, since the Columbine High School massacre, we have had to endure the mass killing of our citizens by fellow citizens, the latest tragedies being those in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

How much more are we ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Learning to praise God is a source of joy

Posted by Megan Muhich

One of the blessings of praying the Liturgy of the Hours consistently is that every day it puts the language of praise on our lips. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

Of all the elements of prayer, I find praise the most difficult. For me, it comes naturally to ask forgiveness, ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Take some inspiration from St. Padre Pio

Posted by Megan Muhich

Of the many feast days we will celebrate in the month of September, one stands out for me: Sept. 23, the feast of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, priest. “Padre Pio” was born Francesco Forgione in 1887 in the small town of Pietrelcina, Italy. He died on Sept. 23, 1968, at the ... Read More »

Jesus is truly present: Do most Catholics need to go back to second grade?

Posted by Megan Muhich

By Tom DermodyGuest columnist

As schools reopen and parishes gear up for religious education and RCIA classes, a new survey shockingly shows that many Catholics need to return to second grade, the year most of us received our first holy Communion. Before that most special day, we were taught repeatedly that ... Read More »

Institute offers free online video series on thought of St. Thomas Aquinas

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Thomistic Institute in Washington has launched "Aquinas 101," a free online video course that instructs interested viewers in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. This is the poster for the upcoming video series "Aquinas 101" being launched by the Washington-based Thomistic Institute. The free online course will made ... Read More »

Latin American bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

Posted by Megan Muhich

"Crying out to the world for solidarity," leaders of the Latin American bishops' council urged international action to save the Amazon rainforest as massive fires continued to burn. Fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are pictured from space by the geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 Aug. 21. Leaders of the ... Read More »

"So many funerals," says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

Posted by Megan Muhich

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time. Father Fabian Marquez encourages a woman during a vigil service for Andre Pablo Anchondo at Perches Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 15. Anchondo died along with his wife Aug. 3 as they protected their 2-month-old ... Read More »

Planned Parenthood decides to withdraw from Title X program

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration's "Protect Life Rule" barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning. Planned Parenthood employees stand outside the facility during protests in ... Read More »