This week the Church celebrated for the first time the liturgical memorial of Saint John Paul II. His signature saying – “Be not afraid!” – reverberates in a world ever in need of hope. The bold opening to his first Encyclical remains the point of departure for that faith that inspires our hope: “The Redeemer […]
(Ed. Note: this article originally appeared on the website of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh.) Last week I came across the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer one year after her wedding. When doctors suggested that she might only have six months to live, she and […]
The Royals are in the World Series for the first time since 1985. But Mark Cavara is still in first place in our Pick ‘Em Pool. Some things don’t change.
I am by no means a theologian, but I just wanted to give my two cents on the discussions going on in Rome. For those who don’t know, Pope Francis is holding a two-week long meeting, or Synods of Bishops On The Family, in order to facilitate a “sincere, open and fraternal” debate on modern […]
Pope Francis has gotten what he wanted! At the opening of the current Synod of Bishops, he asked that the participants speak with boldness (biblical parrhesia) and listen with humility. Now it seems everyone outside the Synod is speaking boldly, too. The summary report (relatio post disceptationem) has evoked claims on the progressive left of […]
Five NBA championship rings, two Defensive Player of the Year awards, and two-time NBA all-star: Dennis Rodman is well known by NBA admirers as one of the great defensive players and arguably the best rebounder in the history of the league. I recently finished reading Dennis Rodman’s autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be and I […]
Yes, this is a day late. But check out our work-in-progress new format! Now matter how you read it, the fact is the same: we are in for a close race for the rest of the season. Enjoy!