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 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,...
5 Ways to Grow Closer to God This Lent

5 Ways to Grow Closer to God This Lent

By Susan Ciancio Today is Ash Wednesday—the beginning of our Lenten journey. More than once over the past few days you have probably heard: What are you giving up for Lent? Maybe you have even asked yourself that. At my house, popular things to give up include sweets...
Moral Courage in the Face of Adversity

Moral Courage in the Face of Adversity

By Susan Ciancio “I will die but I will not let you go in,” volunteer security guard Akash Bashir allegedly told a terrorist armed with an explosive device in 2015. That man was attempting to enter a Catholic church in Pakistan with more than one thousand people...