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The potential for good in ordinary lives
Well, it’s that time of year again! No, I don’t mean pumpkin spice season. More ...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Beauty and the beholder
The world of beauty pageants might seem glamorous to the outside observer. But Mary Breiner's road to winning the title Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2018 began with ever-increasing pain and uncertainty about the future. More ...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Memories of Grandma and the Rosary
My grandmother's birthday is coming up and she does not live in this country, so my family will not be able to see her. More ...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Compost, compost, compost
At a recent volleyball game at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, Nebraska, a spontaneous chant erupted: "Compost! Compost!" More ...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
My early days as a priest
After serving as a priest for 58 years, I’m often by asked by people who knew that I was a native New Yorker, how I became a priest of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ? More ...
Sunday, October 7, 2018
God is active in our lives, really

God is real. God is good. God is active in our lives.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
A month to pray, respect and remember
What surprised me most was not that she had carried her grief quietly for half a century. More ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The search for an indubitable truth
In a book, “12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos,” that’s justifiably making waves in many circles today, Jordan Peterson shares about his own journey towards truth and meaning. Here’s that story: More ...
Monday, October 1, 2018
The potential for good in ordinary lives
\Well, it’s that time of year again! No, I don’t mean pumpkin spice season. That’s been well underway for a few weeks now. What I’m talking about is the release of The Christophers’ newest edition (Volume 53) of our annual book of daily stories and reflections, “Three Minutes a Day.” More ...
Monday, October 1, 2018
Final thoughts on the eve of the synod
Just over one year ago, we launched the "In Light of Faith" series with hope of providing a platform for young voices ahead of October's synod on "Young people, faith and vocational discernment" convened by Pope Francis. More ...
Friday, September 28, 2018
The power of the Eucharist
Mother Teresa once said, “I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.” More ...
Friday, September 28, 2018
What's in a name?
We’re called to a name change. More ...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
ESPN host was locked in her own body
Imagine being mentally aware of what’s going on around you, but being unable to talk, move, or even blink your eyes. More ...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
All children are the beloved 'little ones' of Christ
When it comes to nightmares, it’s all relative. More ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The way forward in an age of attention deficit
It has been said that St. John Paul II was our first "media" pope. His international visits attracted scores of media attention. More ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Gratitude that lasts a lifetime
The secret of contentedness that St. Paul refers to is all about having gratitude to God for the gift of life itself. More ...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Inner peace depends on you
People have asked me: how do you prepare your soul to receive inner peace? It’s a good question because inner peace is a gift from God, and you need to know how to accept it, and make it your own. More ...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Providing clarity on the meaning of chastity, celibacy and love
Sexuality and chastity aren’t enemies, as our culture and churches make them out to be. They’re different sides of the same coin. More ...
Monday, September 17, 2018

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