Many young Catholics I know were compelled to be confirmed by family members who felt the sacrament was important. My situation was the opposite—I was confirmed of my own volition.
The precious blood is an important part of Communion, but many people are afraid of the risk of cross-contamination from a shared chalice. Why shouldn’t we simply use separate cups? There are a few reasons.
Our divisive national politics left me with a bad impression of the pro-life movement. But meeting practical and kind pro-life activists in college made me reconsider my views.
It is my hope that the bishops’ campaign inspires not just an intellectual conversion but a religious conversion, propelling American Catholics to fight for a more just economy and a more Christian society.