A Letter to Neophytes

Entering the Church at Easter is just the beginning of a wonderful journey. My advice to new Catholics can be found here at Angelus News.

Pilgrimage to Chimayo

Just a few miles outside Santa Fe is the Santuario of Chimayo, the Lourdes of America, and one of the more interesting pilgrimage sites in the Unites States. It hosts about 300,000 visitors a year, about 10% of them during…

Lenten Penances from the Confessional

  Most of the advice at this time of the year is focused on “give something up, take something on.” That’s a good plan, but some creative priests in my life have suggested practices that have reshaped Lent for me….

5 Lessons In The Spiritual Life From Corporate America

“I found that learning to be an effective manager helped me grow as a Catholic and live my faith more fully, inside and outside of the office. It seems the Holy Spirit can get his point across in a variety…

Frozen Babies

When we lose sight of human dignity some strange things happen.  Understanding what’s wrong with freezing embryos means examining the process from the perspective of the embryo.  Read more here at Angelus News

Pain Capable Children and Human Dignity

The recent vote on the Pain Capable Children Protection Act reveals a deep division in how we will treat the most vulnerable among us.  Read my analysis here at Angelus News.

Keeping the Christmas Feasts

The time after Christmas offers a mini-Catechesis on the life of faith.  Read more here at Angelus News.

Five Things Every Catholic Should Know About Stem Cell Research

One question: if other stem cell lines that are not morally objectionable have proved fruitful for research, why do scientists insist on pursuing embryonic stem cell research?  My latest at Angelus News explores the moral issues associated with stem cell…