Reflections on life, meaning and purpose

Day 217: The Everlasting Covenant (2022)

Fr. Mike highlights the rich text in Isaiah 55 and 56 which reveals that the house of the Lord will not only be for the chosen people, but for all people. We also hear the story of how God mercifully restores Israel who is like an unfaithful bride. Today’s readings are Isaiah 55-56, Ezekiel 16, […]

Britney Spears’ wedding: Who can get married in a Catholic church?

Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood” at the Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. The couple wed in June 2022. / Kevin Winter/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 / 14:30 pm (CNA). American pop star Britney […]

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August 2022

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, July 31, 2022. / Vatican Media Denver Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 / 15:12 pm (CNA). Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August.  “As a consequence of the pandemic and the wars, the world is facing […]

Kansas abortion vote: Why did the pro-life amendment fail?

A poll worker helps a voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on August 02, 2022 in Merriam, Kansas. / Kyle Rivas/Getty Images. Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2022 / 16:18 pm (CNA). The reason a pro-life amen… […]

Transcending Sodomy   

In a July 20th Wall Street Journal op-ed, Theodore B. Olson and his co-author Kenneth B. Mehlman urged that “Congress Should Codify Same-Sex Marriage” in the inaptly named Respect for Marriage Act. No surprises here […]