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Striving for Sainthood

Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione in 1887, the son of Italian farmers. In 1903, he decided to join the priesthood. In 1910, he was ordained at the age of twenty-three. On the morning of September 20, 1918, he...
We live in times of great uncertainty and great unrest. There is turmoil and destruction in many places abroad and there is even terrorism in places at home and elsewhere. It easy for our hearts and minds to be...
In the 1991 romance comedy movie “L.A. Story,” the main character (Steve Martin) receives instructions on his love life from the ubiquitous freeway signs around L.A. Wouldn’t it be easier to understand what God wants if he’d just throw...
Good people go to heaven when they die, right? Well, according to the Gospels, not exactly. Fr. Mike Schmitz points to at least four things Christ says we need for salvation: 1. ...
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is among the 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas which have decided to release names of clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, going back at least to 1950 to present. At a recent meeting in...
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