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Mourning is vital to our health
Our culture doesn’t give us easy permission to mourn. Its underlying ethos is that we move on quickly from loss and hurt, keep our griefs quiet, remain strong always and get on with life. More ...
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Evangelizing along the digital highways
Connection vs. isolation? Perfection vs. authenticity? Addiction vs. balanced use? Mention use of digital media, and I'm sure you will find people on either side of the spectrum. More ...
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Heroism in the face of terror
On Aug. 21, 2015, longtime friends Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were making their way from Amsterdam to Paris on a high-speed train. . More ...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Stirring the smoldering ashes of our faith
Anyone who has ever watched a fire knows that at a point the flames subside and disappear into smoldering coals which themselves eventually cool and turn into cold, grey ash. More ...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Sacramentals as a door to the sacred
It was near the end of a long East Coast visit, a road trip that took us to visit a priest friend at the University of Notre Dame, the sights at Niagara Falls and an Italian cousin who was visiting my husband's extended family. More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
A family moment
"It is a profound spiritual experience to contemplate our loved ones with the eyes of God and to see Christ in them." More ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
From here to there: Our house
When I was a child, my mother and father would bundle my brother and me into our un-air conditioned car, and we would drive for days to a favorite vacation spot in upstate New Hampshire. More ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
How to promote religious liberty
The Fortnight for Freedom, which we’ve been celebrating each year at the end of June and beginning of July has recently been reconfigured. Beginning this year, Religious Freedom Week is to be held annually June 22–29. More ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A look at violence in our schools
When plane hijacking became a national threat, we immediately addressed the problem by upgrading preventive measures at our airports. Ex-ray surveillance, body searches, luggage inspections were all resisted at first, but these stricter methods worked. More ...
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Money can buy you a dog, but love wags the tail
On a recent trip home from North Carolina, I picked up a small gift for family members who were dog sitting for the week. More ...
Sunday, June 10, 2018
On being the beloved disciple
The Gospel of John presents us with a very powerful and rather earthy mystical image: As John describes the Last Supper scene he tells us that as they were at table the beloved disciple was reclining with his head against Jesus’ breast. More ...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Foster friendship despite differences
At a 2016 World Youth Day prayer vigil in Krakow, Poland, Pope Francis told young people, “Today we adults need you to teach us, like you are doing now ..." More ...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
A Francis flick
After Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen by the College of Cardinals -- and the Holy Spirit -- to be our pope, a Jesuit priest was walking through the Old Market section of our city. More ...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Catholic investing: The role we play in our investment decisions
The Vatican recently released a document jointly prepared by the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith titled, "Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System." More ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Mercy, truth and pastoral practice
Recently a student I’d taught decades ago made this comment to me: “It’s been more than twenty years since I took your class and I’ve forgotten most everything you taught. More ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Lessons from two soon-to-be saints
I was thrilled to see the announcement that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Paul VI and Blessed Oscar Romero during the upcoming synod on "Young people, the faith and vocational discernment," and I was even more elated that their canonizations will take place on the same day. More ...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Yanny vs. laurel
Our senses often deceive us. The recent "yanny vs. laurel" debate on the internet saw those who heard the word "laurel" arguing with those who heard the word "yanny" when listening to a vocabulary.com recording of the word "laurel." More ...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Thoughts on the meaning of friendship
One of the richest experiences of grace that we can have this side of eternity is the experience of friendship. More ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Home to Alaska
You know you're boarding a flight to Alaska when one attractive, well-dressed woman in line ahead of you says to another, "I love your Sorels." More ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018



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