The fragility of trust
Aug 26 2015
Broken trust is like a shattered coffee mug: You can glue the pieces back together, but it’s never going to look like it used to and may even leak.

Pope Francis and John Carroll
Aug 20 2015
Aug. 15 marked the 225th anniversary of the consecration of the first bishop of Baltimore and the first Catholic bishop of the United States, John Carroll.

We are all ‘Guadalupanos’
Aug 20 2015
Father Mark S. Bialek explains why Catholics, Christians, people of faith and even non-believers consider themselves Guadalupanos.

Identifying with the saints
Aug 13 2015
I once surprised a Lutheran minister who was a good friend of mine when I said that I admired Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran theologian martyred in Hitler’s Germany, so much that I sometimes prayed for his intercession.

Sloth will be the downfall of abortion
Aug 11 2015
Irony or ironies, it will be sloth – that crippling disease of the will – that will overturn abortion in our lifetime.

Ireland pilgrimage brings challenge and cheer
Aug 08 2015
Celtic Crossing. Irish Pilgrimage. Religious Freedom Pilgrimage 2015. All these phrases are appropriate to describe our recent June trip of 19 pilgrims to Ireland to walk 100 miles for religious freedom.

Our response to revealing Planned Parenthood videos
Aug 06 2015
Many people speak of human dignity but do not agree that human dignity is inscribed in the human person by the Creator; they do not agree that there is a transcendent dignity at all stages of life.

Father Eugene Hemrick Making something good out of depression
Aug 06 2015
Depression can happen to anyone. It can hit a woman after giving birth to a beautiful child or be caused by chronic pain. It can come from being bombarded continuously by bad news, losing a job, fear of aging or fear of dying.

Rowdiness to reflection in Federal Hill
Aug 06 2015
However long they remain, two minutes or two hours, the decision to step off the street and into Holy Cross makes them pilgrims of another order. For those few moments, at least, their journey is definitively toward God.

When baby parts are worth more than the baby
Jul 30 2015
57.5 million children and counting who have died through legal abortion in the U.S. since 1973. The stain of a sin this big and this unchecked by society for more than 40 years cannot be fully grasped, much less examined.