Hopeless in Seattle: assisted suicide and the Church


People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life.

Let us lectio: As one who serves

Fresco of St. Gregory

Christ is made present in many ways among His people, and in a particular way through His priests, as they are called to be conformed to Him.

Let us lectio: The Wealth of the Nations

Fifty years is such a short time in the life of the Church. But like all anniversaries, this one is an opportunity to stop and recall Christ, our foundation, and to evaluate our faithfulness to His call.

Let us lectio: You are the One who is coming

martha serves Jesus and Mary

“I believe in the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth...” These are familiar words we say on Sundays when we gather for Mass to worship God and declare the great works of the Lord.

The Eucharist Makes Us the Church

Msgr. Publius Xuereb distributes Communion during a Mass celebrating his 50th anniversary as a priest at Holy Redeemer Parish in Aledo, May 6, 2018.

On this the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, I was pleased to hear that the theme is “The Eucharist Makes Us the Church.”