The freedom of obedience in religious life

In our culture, obedience is largely thought to be the opposite of freedom — something to escape through adulthood, no longer being under the authority of parents and school. The Catholic Church, however, teaches that obedience is a good and holy thing.

Cultivating virtue through sports

Sports can bring out the best and worst in people. Hard work, character and commitment are traits developed through athletics, but pride and a cut-throat competitiveness also are possibilities. A number of Catholic programs have recognized the natural relationship between sports and

Have we become anti-child?

The culture has been hard on children and increasingly so since contraception began preventing their existence, abortion began ending their lives and false notions of overpopulation and limited resources began treating them as hostile intruders. Although we cannot single-handedly change the culture,