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Coronavirus has made things tricky, but good, bad times not new...

It seems as if there are two kinds of graduation narratives for what happens after young collegians toast each other with one last Natty...

AP’s cheap shot at favorite punching bag ignores impact of Catholic...

It is no surprise that Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools and organizations have been profoundly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. With unemployment impacting so many...

In abnormal days, returning to Mass at church feels somewhat normal:...

Have you started going back to Mass yet? Recently I went to my first Mass in three months. I had been watching Masses livestreamed weekly,...

‘Do to others whatever you would have them do to you’...

I’ve been a bit puzzled about all the debate and outrage over wearing masks. I know some of it is weirdly ideological, but some...

Why lockdown? Though deprived of the bread of life and cup...

There are strange gifts wrapped in this terrible pandemic. Its horrors are known, even if they were not appreciated early enough by many. Yet this...

Vatican, USCCB chronology shows church moving forward: Greg Erlandson

For many Catholics these days, bishops are like members of Congress. We may like ours but distrust the lot of them. To judge from...

Selling the sizzle at a parish near you: Greg Erlandson

"Marketing is a contest for people’s attention." -- Seth Godin I heard about a parish recently. It has regular eucharistic adoration, but only the old-timers...

No ifs, ands or buts on when life is precious: Greg...

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation. "Every life is precious," she said. The...

‘The Great Dark’ includes the loss of Bob Lockwood, but his...

Growing up on Los Angeles, I never really appreciated the seasons. As the old joke goes, Southern California has only two: brushfire season and...

Vatican summit: Four primary audiences of Pope Francis close meetings with...

VATICAN CITY -- The long-awaited "Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church," nicknamed the abuse summit, was an extraordinary and historic gathering...

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