Other Recent Articles

Pay TV weakness beginning to be felt by major media

Pay TV weakness beginning to be felt by major media

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

This column has said before that the TV industry will pay attention only when the market speaks to them. The ratings slide was, by itself, apparently not enough. But when stockholders squawk, the companies take notice.

Continue Reading

Daily Scriptures: August 30, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Daily Scriptures: August 30, 2015 – September 13, 2015

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Aug. 30
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Continue Reading

New Orleans Archdiocese: Forever changed by Katrina

New Orleans Archdiocese: Forever changed by Katrina

| Peter Finney Jr. | August 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the death of a great city, the deaths of more than 1,800 people in their homes and attics, the deaths of family, neighborhood and church relationships, the death of hope. And yet, 10 years later, New Orleans — in so many ways new and improved and utterly resilient — is a resurrection city.

Continue Reading

Amid family challenges, hope in God’s plan

Amid family challenges, hope in God’s plan

| Betsy Kneepkens | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

When someone says they see a perfect family, I say look deeper. Families are messy, unpredictable and stressful. That is because human relationships are chaotic and capricious, and a family is the deepest form of being in relationship with others.

Continue Reading

Vatican and the Middle East; papal trip expenses

Vatican and the Middle East; papal trip expenses

| Father Kenneth Doyle | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. The pope will soon be visiting the United States and will speak about the treatment of the poor. Before his visit, many millions of dollars will probably be spent to pretty up the churches in three cities, as well as the surrounding areas.

Some time ago, the same thing happened in San Antonio. Whole neighborhoods were cleaned up just for the pope to drive through them. Could not this money be better spent for direct help to the poor and the homeless?

Continue Reading

Only God’s laws bring true freedom

Only God’s laws bring true freedom

| Deacon Joe Zablinski | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all desire to be free and to truly live our lives as we are meant to live them. We can try to achieve this in different ways. We can see that the Scots tried to achieve political freedom through fighting a war against the English. Moses tells Israel to observe the Lord’s statutes and decrees “that [they] may live and may enter in and take possession of the land” that God gives them. But more than land and space to live, the first reading for Aug. 30 shows us that God and his law bring true freedom.

Continue Reading

Pray ‘creation mysteries’ to reflect on encyclical’s themes

Pray ‘creation mysteries’ to reflect on encyclical’s themes

| Christopher Thompson | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has declared Sept. 1 the “World Day of Prayer for Creation” and has asked us in his encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” to develop an ecological spirituality. Why not take time that day to pray the rosary, but with the theme of creation as your focus? The repetitive nature of this prayer form makes recollection upon the various spiritual themes or “mysteries” relatively easy.

Continue Reading

Don’t get angry; get creatively generous

Don’t get angry; get creatively generous

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Frustration.

Irritation.

Anger.

If you’re human, you’ve had those emotions.

Continue Reading

Making the goal thrive, not simply survive

Making the goal thrive, not simply survive

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With their Catholic school family in mind, principals and staffs are learning to think and act differently

Continue Reading