RSSThe Last Word

Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Priest’s study of universe’s origins still guides modern-day cosmology

Continue Reading

Lent and the path of most resistance

Lent and the path of most resistance

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | March 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Nearly every year, I feel as though I’m not doing enough to celebrate Lent. Other people seem to have profoundly meaningful Lenten experiences, while I usually arrive at Easter thinking, “I didn’t do much with those 40 days, did I?”

Continue Reading

What I learned in the Philippines

What I learned in the Philippines

| Archbishop Joseph Kurtz | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Catholics in the United States should know that their generosity enables essential work of the Gospel, serving those in need without any thought of repayment.”

Continue Reading

Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

| Benjamin Wideman | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first 20 minutes of their 12-and-a-half-hour bus ride from upstate New York back to Manitowoc, Wisc. head coach Phil Budervic and five members of the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family men’s basketball team sat silent.

It was a time for reflection, considering what they’d just been part of.

Continue Reading

POPE FRANCIS: Unforgettable images & inspiration

POPE FRANCIS: Unforgettable images & inspiration

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

During his nine and a half months leading the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has demonstrated his skill at communicating the Gospel message in simple and direct language.

At times, he also has demonstrated that actions speak louder than words. Below are some memorable papal quotes and photos from 2013.

Continue Reading

Time magazine honor for Francis  is deserved, but media still distort his views

Time magazine honor for Francis is deserved, but media still distort his views

| Father Robert Barron | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

“…there is something that has been bothering me ever since Francis became pope, and it’s on rather massive display in the Time article — namely, a tendency to distinguish radically between this lovely Franciscan emphasis on mercy and love for the poor and the apparently far-less-than-lovely emphasis on doctrine so characteristic of the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI”.

Continue Reading

Woodcarver’s faith, talents go into Cozzens’ crosier

Woodcarver’s faith, talents go into Cozzens’ crosier

| December 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

When professional woodcarver Paul Sirba received a request from Bishop-elect Andrew Cozzens to make a crosier, he learned that a bishop’s influence — and word of mouth — reaches beyond a diocese.

Continue Reading

‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’

‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“It is an unrealistic and impossible expectation that we will ever be able to completely eliminate all risk of clergy sexual misconduct and abuse from our Church, no matter how hard we try. But that is no reason for not trying and doing all that we can to do better. Ultimately, however, as weak, imperfect, sinful human people, we must rely on God´s grace and mercy to sustain us and help us in all of our efforts to heal, to reconcile and to protect each other from harm.” – Father Timothy Norris

Continue Reading

Vatican’s media adviser offers ‘Top 10’ ways to understand Pope Francis

Vatican’s media adviser offers ‘Top 10’ ways to understand Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

No matter how some media may want to spin it, Pope Francis won’t fit into the political categories of left or right, and he will challenge everyone with the truth of the Gospel, said the Vatican’s media adviser. “Pope Francis is not a politically correct pope,” rather, he is “a loyal son of the church” […]

Continue Reading

A crown for Mary

A crown for Mary

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Homecoming queen gives sixth-grader’s grieving mother a final gift

Continue Reading

Rural poverty calls us to remember who feeds us

Rural poverty calls us to remember who feeds us

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Department of Agriculture, rural poverty is over two percentage points higher than urban poverty. This poverty is more pervasive and persistent: Of all the counties that experienced deep spells of poverty over a 20-year span, more than 88 percent are rural.

Continue Reading

The Catholic difference: Living inside the Bible

The Catholic difference: Living inside the Bible

| George Weigel | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The priests and people of Pasierbiec recently constructed a stunning, contemporary Via Crucis, in which figures such as Blessed John Paul II are “inserted” into the traditional Stations of the Cross.

Continue Reading