Spirituality

Bishops’ main duty is to safeguard their flock’s salvation – and many fail

Bishops’ main duty is to safeguard their flock’s salvation – and many fail ‘They are under an obligation to denounce ideas or individuals who present an urgent threat to their people’s spiritual welfare, and remove people from roles in the diocese, including schools, where they... read more

Coronavirus Stalks in the Darkness, But Do Not Be Afraid

Msgr. Charles Pope Blog, July 18, 2020 I write this from my perspective as a priest responsible for the care of souls; I do not claim to be a medical expert. My pastoral concern is that we as a nation and as a Church have succumbed to excessive fear, which bespeaks a spiritual problem. The... read more

In Praise of – REAL – Fasting

By Helen Freeh, The Catholic Thing, February 22, 2020 A pamphlet at my local parish caught my eye recently. It was offering innovative suggestions for Lenten resolutions. Parts of it were attributed to Pope Francis, but other parts surely were written by some well-intentioned but... read more