Heroes in the Season of Hope

This Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, we light the third candle of the Advent wreath. The rose-colored candle and the priests’ rose vestments mark a change in the tenor of this penitential season. For those who have been using Advent as a time to prepare heart and home for the celebration of Christ’s birth, it is a . . . Read more

Recognizing Human Dignity in Difficult Circumstances

In every country, at this very moment, women who have become pregnant — either because of decisions they made or as victims of assault through no fault of their own — are faced with making the choice of life or death for their child. Some of these women are financially stable, some are in financial . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2005: Bishop Antonio Baseotto

This edition’s recipient of the Cardinal von Galen Award is Bishop Antonio Baseotto, the head of the Military Diocese in Argentina. In early March, Bishop Baseotto wrote a stinging letter of rebuke to the Argentinean Minister of Health, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, who had publicly expressed his support for legalizing abortion and had initiated programs of . . . Read more