This year’s theme for the Respect Life program is “St. Joseph, defender of life,” which is fitting as we celebrate the Year of St. Joseph.
Young people today experience various pressures and expectations that can make them anxious. In a recent essay, Professor Timothy P. O’Malley, of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, crisply describes some of the over-the-top pressures that graduating college students are likely to encounter in commencement addresses.
Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of helping out with the Diocese of Superior’s Extreme Faith Camp. Extreme Faith Camp is a weeklong summer camp full of fun and fellowship, as middle school-aged campers and their high school leaders grow deeper together in their relationship with Christ.
In early June, six dear friends had the great and unique privilege of sharing a walking pilgrimage from Our Lady of Good Help in Champion to The National Basilica of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill outside of Milwaukee.
In a recent statement from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on COVID-19 vaccines, we noted that the Catholic Church “neither requires nor forbids” the use of vaccines, but instead urges people to “form their consciences and to carefully discern the moral and prudential issues involved.”
The 2020-21 school year has been one for the history books. As we reflect on this past year, Psalm 46:1 comes to mind: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” With God ever present in our schools, we were able to overcome so many obstacles.