The news that Pope Francis has changed the procedure for the reception and imposition of the pallium probably struck most Catholics as a relatively insignificant alteration in a ceremony restricted to very high members of the hierarchy, archbishops with metropolitan provinces—and therefore vir
"Although globally aware, these young people seem unclear on what the Gospel is beyond just ‘doing good.'"
On Memorial Day weekend last year, 22 of us stood before our bishop and were ordained to the diaconate. We had spent four years—five if you include the year of discernment and application—preparing for this day. In that time we had studied Scripture, liturgy, moral theology and canon law
If we can manage this pilgrimage—a miracle of grace beyond our merit—we can count upon an army of celebrants, glasses raised on high, reciting poems more beautiful than any we can imagine.
Like today’s cable news anchor, politicians are not talking to most of us, but to the relatively few of us they need in order to win.
No to VouchersIn “Our Segregated Schools” (Editorial, 8/31) the editors call for the expansion of voucher programs as a way to combat segregation. What that suggestion misses is that Catholic schools are overwhelmingly not unionized. As such, the pay for teachers is significantly lower i