Keep up-to-date with the latest news on Pope Francis' visit to the United States.

Soren Johnson
20 results total, viewing 1 - 10
The riptide of images, soundbites, reports, misreports, clashes and traffic jams is now just hours away. This papal visit is no preseason scrimmage for the Catholic. This is prime time. St. Paul … more
As Pope Francis’ historic six-day apostolic visit nears, consider what you could say as he departs for the Vatican Sept. 27: “The papal visit raised my level of confidence as a Catholic. Doors … more
About the time the Planned Parenthood videos first started breaking, I was immersed in reading about one of my heroes, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. Historian Michael Nicholson’s The Gulag Archipelago: A … more
The inexorable passage of time that any father faces is, well, humbling. Our children race through the days and years, and we wonder what sticks. But as anyone knows, we carry memories of our dads … more
Men repair stuff. I know — I’m resorting to stereotypes. But I don’t know any guys who find happiness by waking up day after day to a bunch of broken things. And yet, according to a friend … more
I was 4 years old, and not Catholic, when Karol Wojtyla was elected the 264th bishop of Rome. By the time I was 27 — and as he entered his final four years — the Lord would call me to the church. … more
Call it my Lego epiphany. For many months my 10-year-old son has been building Lego ships. Then one day he started to hit me with questions about hulls, torpedoes and naval maneuvers like “crossing … more
Biographies — much like hunting or birdwatching — track elusive prey. So my hopes were set relatively low for The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh, … more
We should say no to soundbites, but hypocrite that I am, I propose here a four-word distillation of Catholic faith: “Make the first move.” The cliche came to mind during a recent evening … more
“The conference ‘high’ wears off fast,” one dad told me the week after the record-breaking 1,100-man-strong diocesan men’s conference earlier this month, “and … more
1 | 2 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past year.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter