06/25/2014

While work is sometimes (often) a source of stress in our lives, where would we be without it? Work, while difficult, is part and parcel of human nature and serves human dignity. Work enables us to celebrate our gifts and talents from God and empowers us to participate in creation with God. Work is a human right, and those deprived of work are denied dignity and usually a decent livelihood. We know that Jesus worked as a carpenter, and that knowledge can elevate our work (whether physical or intellectual in nature) in our hearts and minds.

04/2/2014

As Boston mourns the loss of two heroes, Lt Ed Walsh and FF Michael Kennedy, we wanted to offer some words of wisdom on death, and we thought this Scripture passage was perfect for two heroes who sacrificed their lives in a fire.

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.

01/22/2014

When looking for teaching on abortion in the bible, we don't need to look any futher than the pithy Wisdom book, Proverbs. Proverbs 31:8-9 teaches us:

Open your mouth in behalf of the mute, and for the rights of the destitute;

03/5/2014

Every year on Ash Wednesday we hear the same Gospel reading, when Jesus exhorts us to “take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them". As we scratch our heads in confusion, the priest will usually explain in his homily why our wearing of ashes is not what Jesus was talking about (not that it can't be, in some cases).

04/14/2014

Here at the CatholicTV Network we know a lot about video. About 40% of our on-air programming is produced right here in our Watertown, Massachusetts based studios. Our intent is for the programs to be seen on TV, but today’s viewers are using handheld devices to watch what they want to watch, when they want to watch it.

01/22/2014

At last night's Opening Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, gave a fantastic homily comparing "reproductive rights" to the emperor's new clothes. Those of us who espouse a Catholic view on abortion and see the inherent fraud in morality based solely on personal choice feel disempowered to speak up. We feel like we're the crazy ones. But we can't be deceived like the crowd in the Hans Christian Andersen story. Here's the footage of his entire homily, and you can find the text of Cardinal Seán's homily below.

 

11/5/2014

Now that the 2014 midterm elections are over, there can be two temptations: 

01/2/2014


Happy New Year!

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