A place of beauty, conversion

As the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary this summer, Catholic Digest recommends a pilgrimage to a remarkable basilica. Just a few miles across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Covington,…

Encountering the beauty of God

Summer offers us the extra time to appreciate God’s creation and presence — in nature, in the universe, and within our churches.  Recently, my family and I traveled to rural southeastern Ohio, far away from the bright city lights where we…

A welcoming Church for Easter

Obeying the Third Commandment and its call to keep the Sabbath is an important part of our identity.  Yet we also know that, in our increasingly secularized world, the numbers of those who attend religious services regularly is declining.…

‘IndyCar’s priest’ dies

Fr. Glenn O'Connor, who ministered to some of the biggest stars in motorsports, worked as a member of pit crews, and served several Indiana parishes during his life, has died. "It is with sad hearts that we need to let our St. Susanna…

A crisis point in Church history

The leader of the United States Catholic bishops’ board that provides advice on child protection said it will take the Church “at least one or two generations” to get through the clergy abuse crisis currently engulfing it.  Francesco…

Marriage and the three of us

I usually don’t turn to the last page of a book and read the ending before I read anything else. But this time I did. Here is what I found:  There will be no faith in heaven, for we will already see; there will be no hope in heaven, for we…