The Catholic Church and me

In an essay for Our Sunday Visitor, Lawrence P. Grayson, a visiting scholar in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, addresses what the Church is and how that should impact each of our lives. Yet, our salvation, he

Finding hope amid crisis this Lenten season

The Church is experiencing turbulent times, writes Lawrence Grayson. Priests are questioning their vocations. The universal Church is being besieged externally and internally, politically and culturally. And the United States is evolving into a secularist, anything-goes society, becoming anti-religious and threatening the

The blurred line of personhood

Kittens and infants are cute, playful and highly dependent on their mothers. Recently both received the attention of Congress. On March 7, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) introduced the Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now (KITTEN) Act to prevent the USDA from euthanizing

Bless the mother, kill the child

For several weeks at the end of each year, Catholics in America celebrate the beauty and joy of motherhood. The liturgical feasts and biblical readings describe how God instilled hope by creating life in the wombs of virgins and barren women. On