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Why I feel close to Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus

The beatification ceremony for Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be celebrated Oct. 31, 2020, in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn. Father McGivney is pictured in an undated portrait. (CNS file photo)

Guest Column / By Jack Swan On Oct. 31, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney will be the first American-born parish priest to be beatified. (See related story here.) Although many believe he attained sainthood two days after his 38th birthday on the morning of Aug. 14, 1890, he has been fervently prayed to and […]

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Praying silently, publicly on abortion, trusting that God hears and answers

Catholic Post columnist Paul Thomas Moore prays in the annual Life Chain on Oct. 4 outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Peoria.

“In My Father’s House” / By Paul Thomas Moore It’s very pleasant here, I’m thinking. Some elderly folks have lawn chairs on the sidewalk. Kids are playing on the grass just beyond. Most of us don’t know one another, though we all know why we’re here. It’s Sunday, October 4th. The breeze is whispering early-autumn […]

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St. Thérèse and the mission of the laity — a guest column by Katie Faley

This bronze statue is from the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau, Alaska. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

By Katie Faley St. Thérèse of Lisieux, whose feast we celebrate on the first of October, has long been a favorite of mine. I have always found her character relatable and her simplistic faith approachable. She never saw herself as being anything special — hard to believe considering she is now a Doctor of the […]

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