What Catholic bishops must do to prevent sexual abuse and hold clergy accountable

The Roman Catholic Church has been plagued by sexual abuse scandals for years. Here's what it can do to clean up now and to prevent future abuse.   Originally published in USA Today.   Rarely do Americans pay attention to the biannual assemblies of the nation’s Roman Cathol...

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The Napa Institute Announces the Speakers for their 9th Annual Summer Conference

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Ethics and Public Policy Center’s George Weigel, Augustine Institute’s Dr. Tim Gray, and Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, are Among the Notable List of Speakers   Napa, CA. (April 25th, 2019) – Today, the Napa Institute announced it’s list of speakers for ...

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How Individual Bishops Can Reform the Church Right Now

When it comes to Church reform related to the clergy sexual-abuse crisis, faithful Catholics are still waiting for concrete action.   Two months ago, the Vatican held its first-ever summit on the sexual abuse of minors, where Pope Francis called on bishops to end the scourge of abuse in t...

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A Book Worth Reading: American Priest

There are books worth reading, and then there are books worth sharing after you’ve read them. I heartily recommend the new book by Father Bill Miscamble, a Holy Cross Father, at the University of Notre Dame. It’s called American Priest, and it profiles the life and legacy of one of the most infl...

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A New Beginning for Catholic Business Education

As Catholics, we believe in the power of truth to make old things new. That’s exactly what’s happening at The Catholic University of America. Last weekend, the university officially dedicated the new home of the Busch School of Business, Maloney Hall. Originally constructed in 1917, it is a b...

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Lenten Reflections from a Catholic Business Leader

Column: Integrating Faith and Work   For this article, I’ve been asked to “dig deeper” and to share some of my inner, personal motivations for Lent this year. It’s a challenge I am happy to embrace, even though imperfectly, because throughout my career and even now I have been — ...

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After the Vatican Abuse Summit, What Comes Next?

The time has come for an “all-out battle.”   So said Pope Francis at the conclusion of the Vatican’s first-ever summit on sexual abuse, which brought together the heads of bishops’ conferences from around the world, along with many cardinals. It was a powerful moment at the end of...

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Everyday Catholics Can Fight Sex Abuse

More than 15 years after Americans learned of gross abuse of children by Catholic priests, this week the Vatican hosts its first-ever summit on the “protection of minors.” For four days bishops from across the world will hear victims’ testimony and recommit to eradicating abuse. Pope Francis d...

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Napa Legal Institute Launches to Serve Catholic Organizations and Individuals

Heritage Foundation’s Josh Holdenried Tapped as Executive Director to Lead New Catholic Legal Institute   Washington, D.C / Irvine, CA. (February 5th, 2019) – The Napa Institute (NI) announced today a new legal institute to serve Catholic individuals and organizations in need of non-liti...

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In Loving Memory of Bishop Morlino

Dear friends,   Four weeks ago tonight our dear friend breathed his last. To all of us, whether we knew him first as Bobby, Fr. Bob, or Bishop, he was a friend – a man who, despite occasional periods of incommunication was always with us in communion and who, when in his presence, was a...

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Bishop Morlino’s homily for Mass at Conference on Authentic Reform

  Homily   On Hatred of Sin as an Act of Charity   In the Book of Proverbs it says: “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness” (Prov. 8:7 DR).   Fear of the Lord is one of the seven gifts of the Holy spirit, given in Baptism and then strengthe...

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In Loving Memory of Mike Patterson

It is with a heavy heart and eyes turned to Heaven that we share with you the passing of our beloved board member, Mike Patterson. He was called home to Our Lord at 3:45 AM this morning, Tuesday September 25th, surrounded in love by his family.   Mike dedicated much of his work and exper...

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Arthur Brooks, Carly Fiorina, Steve Green, George Gilder, and Liz Koch to Headline 2018 Principled Entrepreneurship Conference, October 3-5 2018 at The Catholic University of America

Conference Unites Academic, Business, Faith Leaders to Seek a Just Society Through Promotion of Human Work   Washington, DC. – August 15, 2018 – The Catholic University of America Busch School of Business and the Napa Institute today announced open registration for the 2018 Principled Ent...

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True Friendship: How Christian Companionship Helps Us Become Holier

Article originally published May 26, 2018 by National Catholic Register By Susan Klemond   For a decade, Irene and Alyssa shared friendship — as singles, then as newly married women and mothers raising children in a Midwestern Catholic community. But they became close friends only wh...

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Winemaker Trinitas Cellars has built a faith-based brand

Article originally published May 19, 2018 by Aleteia By Trinitas Cellars   Meet a family of faith-based winemakers who prepare special blends for the Holy Father. Most vintners can’t say they’ve made wine for one pope, let alone two. Napa, California-based Trinitas Cellars can. ...

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Freedom is Never Free

Article originally published May 9, 2018 by First Things By George Weigel   When I first visited Lviv, the principal city of western Ukraine, in 2002, the transportation from plane to airport terminal was an old bus towed by a Soviet-era tractor; today, the airport is a model of cleanl...

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In Praise of True Evangelizers

Article originally published May 2, 2018 by Catholic Philly By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.   In 2002, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — then the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — said that “a bishop must do as Christ did: precede his flock, being...

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A Harvest of Witness

Article originally published November 14th by First Things. Republished with Permission. By William Mumma In Greek mythology, Sisyphus is a crafty and deceitful king, condemned by Zeus to roll a huge rock up a steep hill for eternity. Each time the rock nears the peak of the mountain, it rolls...

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The Marian Heart of America: Our Lady of Guadalupe and our “Post-Christian” Society

Article originally published July 31st by Vatican Insider Documents By MOST REVEREND JOSE H. GOMEZ* My dear friends, I am just coming back from Mexico. I had the blessing a few weeks ago to lead our first pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the Basilica of Our Lady of Gu...

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Want to change the world? It starts with joy, Archbishop Chaput says

Article originally published July 28th by Catholic News Agency In a world that can sometimes seem disheartening, Christians have a path to the future in lives of joy and love, Archbishop Chaput said Thursday. While Christians need to see the world’s problems as they are, “we can’t let th...

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‘God’s ACLU’ Seeks Freedom for the Faithful

Article originally published on July 28th by The Wall Street Journal By Tunku Varadarajan Washington - Close your eyes and try to picture an activist for religious liberty. Maybe you imagine a noisily assertive Baptist, a beleaguered but intransigent Catholic nun, a militant rabbi or imam, or...

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Thomas Aquinas College Seminar

In his Letter to the Galatians, St. Paul vigorously emphasizes the preeminence of Christ and His cross as God’s path to salvation and holiness. He points to the ineffectiveness of the Mosaic Law for gaining divine favor and blessings, stressing instead the importance of Christian freedom and faith...

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Catholic University Renaissance Returns Church Principles to Academic Life

The Catholic University of America has entered an era in which church doctrine is central to every aspect of the school’s mission — from educational offerings to dormitory assignments — with some faculty calling the new age a “renaissance.” Far from being the country’s largest Catholi...

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Archbishop Gomez Addresses DC Symposium

On March 8, speaking to a Napa Institute conference in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez delivered one of the most compelling and sensible talks in recent memory on our current immigration dilemmas. I strongly encourage priests and people across the Greater Philadelphia region to r...

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