“Trust The Truth”

by Ed Harpring Recently, I had the privilege to attend the USCCB Pro-Life Directors’ Conference in Phoenix. One of the highlights was the keynote address by Bishop Olmstead of the diocese of Phoenix. You may be familiar with his highly acclaimed exhortation challenging men to reclaim their Christian masculinity and boldly live the virtue of … Continue reading “Trust The Truth”

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“Back To Basics”

by Martine Bacci Seigel August is a time when we head back to school and start settling into a routine.  This allows us time to get back to basics and for busy families, basics can help mute some of the chaos back to school can bring.  Kim John Payne is the author of “Getting back … Continue reading “Back To Basics”

How to Get Your Children to Tell You about Their Day at School

The recently begun school year brought with it the smell of fresh pencil shavings, the squeak of shoes on newly waxed linoleum and a new round of stonewalling to the question, “What did you do at school today?” For generations, the most common answer to this question has been “Nothing,” followed closely by “I don’t know” … Continue reading How to Get Your Children to Tell You about Their Day at School

Separating Families on the Border and the Catholic Teaching on Immigration

by Ed Harpring July calls to mind the celebration of Independence Day, ice cream, cookouts, pools, beaches, or anywhere just to cool off. Almost these activities are associated with familes and family fun in the sun.  This summer, however, the news spotlight has been focused on families who are in turmoil - suffering migrant families … Continue reading Separating Families on the Border and the Catholic Teaching on Immigration

Religious Freedom Week 2018

by Ed Harpring Religious Freedom week is especially providential this year. In the last two days the Supreme Court has decided two significant wins in favor of for Religious Freedom.  As Catholic News Agency reported on June 25, the Supreme Court vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined … Continue reading Religious Freedom Week 2018

“Standing Up for Faith: The Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom”

by Ed Harpring "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” MT 5:11 On June 4th, the Supreme Court decided the much-anticipated Religious Freedom case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in favor of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who declined … Continue reading “Standing Up for Faith: The Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom”