St. Joseph: A Model of Faithfulness

St. Joseph: A Model of Faithfulness

By Susan Ciancio St. Joseph was not just the foster father of Christ; he was the faithful husband who took care of Mary when she was expecting Baby Jesus. He supported Mary throughout her pregnancy and through Jesus’ birth. He protected Mary and Jesus when King Herod...
The Antidote to Abortion Violence

The Antidote to Abortion Violence

By Susan Ciancio As we witness the actions of many in our country today, we cannot help but feel disgusted and angry. One look at news headlines will show the violence, immorality, and rage that mark a society that has lost sight of God and His goodness and that...
Foster Care Helps Build a Culture of Life

Foster Care Helps Build a Culture of Life

By Susan Ciancio As Catholics, we know that the month of May is typically devoted to our Blessed Mother. And one of the very special feast days in May comes on the 13th, when we celebrate Our Lady of Fatima. That feast day commemorates Mary’s appearance to three...
Reflecting on the Triduum

Reflecting on the Triduum

By Susan CiancioFr. Mike Schmitz once said that “there’s no greater life that can possibly be lived than the life as a Catholic Christian.” And in the life of a Catholic Christian, there’s no more sorrowful nor more joyous a week than Holy Week. As we approach the...
The Threat of Euthanasia

The Threat of Euthanasia

By Susan Ciancio Last month, Pope Francis spoke about euthanasia during his general audience, saying that the sick and dying need compassionate care, not euthanasia. He stated: “The right to care and treatment for all must always be prioritized, so that the weakest,...