A forum of Catholic Thought

What is to be learned when going to college?Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

College, like history, is a most humbling and humanizing of events. Those who attend to both will never be the same. At best, we can leave ourselves behind and study someone or someplace else. As grand ...

Prudent StewardsScott Hahn

The steward in today's Gospel confronts the reality that he can't go on living the way he has been. He is under judgment. He must give account for what he has done. The exploiters of the poor in today's ...

Voting for pro-abortion candidateFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My family have all been cradle Catholics, but currently we are at odds. How can any Catholic vote for a Democrat who professes to be pro-abortion? How can Catholics look forward to someday meeting ...

Culture of belongingJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It seems strange now, but when I was growing up in Cleveland, one of the first questions we asked and answered when we met someone new was, "What nationality are you?" No one was offended. And because ...

What to say in confessionFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have not been to confession in at least 10 years. I want to go, but I have no idea what to say. How am I to remember all of my sins and the number of times that I have committed them? (Columbus, ...

Pascasie's Catholic gardenHosffman Ospino

"My garden was the pride of neighbors and visitors; people called it the Catholic garden," shared Pascasie Musabyemungu, who works for Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda. She tended to her outdoor garden ...

Knowing What We Are DoingFather Roger J. Landry

September 6, I had the privilege to offer Mass for the 10,000th time as a priest. It's a great source of thanksgiving for me. Sometimes people are surprised when other priests or I mention exactly how ...

Healthier priests, stronger communitiesJoseph D'Arrigo

When Christ called Peter out of the boat in the Gospel of Matthew, he never explained how he would walk on water. He just said, "Come." Every day, men answer this call to be priests across the Archdiocese ...

A life-changing journeyPeter Braudis

I'm a cradle Catholic, and through the years I've felt drawn to do a bit of light spiritual reading. When I retired, I took on part-time construction jobs around town, with a friend. One day, my wife ...

Best laid plansJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Working remotely from home is great in many ways, but it's accompanied by a serious case of cabin fever. Technology can do a lot to bridge the distance. Still, there's just no substitute for human interaction. ...