Catholic 101: How are we saved?

Published Feb 23, 2021 in Catholic 101 ~ Approx 9 mins

“Have you been saved?” It is a question we might not like to be asked by a stranger, but it is a question worth pondering over. Have we been saved? What does it mean to be saved? And what does the Church teach about salvation? This addition to the Catholic 101 series provides some helpful insights on the Church’s teaching about salvation.

5 Takeaways from SEEK21

Published Feb 11, 2021 in Current Events, Faith & Family, Global Catholicism, Religious Life, Sacraments ~ Approx 4 mins

Every other year, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) hosts its SEEK conference that draws thousands of young Catholics together to encounter Christ and share the Gospel. As a virtual event this year, SEEK21 was actually the largest it’s ever been, with 27,000 participants from 20 countries on 6 continents. Check out our 5 key takeaways.

An Overview of Fratelli Tutti

Published Oct 5, 2020 in Creation, Current Events, Economics, Faith & Politics, Global Catholicism, Immigration, In the News, Papal News, Pope Francis ~ Approx 6 mins

On Sunday, Pope Francis released the third encyclical of his papacy entitled “Fratelli Tutti,” on fraternity and social friendship. An encyclical is one of the highest ranking documents from a Pope. In this lengthy letter, he offers critiques of populism, neoliberalism, and militarized borders. He restates a rejection of the death penalty. He calls on all people to recognize and live out our common fraternity. Read this article for a complete overview.

Is God Punishing Us?

Published Apr 6, 2020 in In the News, Pope Francis ~ Approx 4 mins

“I can’t but help think God is punishing us,” my 87-year old great aunt from Rhode Island recently said to me over the phone. I was listening to her thick New England accent as we discussed a world shaken and upended by the Coronavirus. She then reminded me that in 10 minutes we would need […]