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Send in the clowns
For a few weeks during the Christmas season, items that I had ordered online were either ransacked or stolen. I'd come home to find my packages shredded and some, if not all, of their contents removed. More ...
Thursday, February 21, 2019

An honorable defeat
In 1970, the famed British writer, Iris Murdoch, wrote a novel entitled, “A Fairly Honorable Defeat.” More ...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Respecting our processing system
As we conversed, I sensed something was wrong. My 90-year-old friend's conversation was all over the place. More ...
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Eucharist and Christ's love
A while back, I wrote about the power of the Eucharist to transform our lives. It is the source and summit of our faith and the most intimate way Christ has given us to commune with him. More ...
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The makings of a long-lasting marriage
Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of love and marriage. We may especially marvel at couples who have remained married for 50 plus years – and who love and appreciate each other even more than they did on their wedding day!  More ...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ecumenism, following a path that moves forward
I was very blessed during my theological formation to have had the privilege of taking classes from two very renowned Catholic scholars, Avery Dulles and Raymond E. Brown. More ...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Blessed are the peacemakers
Peacemakers include all those honorable law enforcement officers, male and female, who dedicate their lives, day in and day out, to keeping the peace. More ...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Worth Youth Day pilgrims say 'yes' to God
"We have seen the face of Christ in everyone we meet," said Carolina Perez, a pilgrim from Chicago who has Mexican roots. "I can really see the universal Church." More ...
Monday, February 11, 2019
The look of love
"Throughout my life, I wanted to be a mom, no question in my mind," said Maria Cataldo, a Catholic speaker and writer who has cerebral palsy. More ...
Friday, February 8, 2019
Wanting what Jesus is doing
“I want some of that – what Jesus is doing.” More ...
Monday, February 4, 2019
I heard Jesus saying to me ...
Have you ever received an unexpected message from a friend, maybe a text message or a voice mail that made your day, or even led you to change your outlook on life? More ...
Monday, February 4, 2019
I once doubted St. Anthony but now am not so sure
For anyone wondering what seniors do, often it is dealing with the consequences of forgetting.  More ...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Adventure by Catholic terms: 'You were made for greatness'
All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. More ...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Let people know they matter
A favorite memory around this time of the year is the exchange of little valentine cards in our sons' classrooms. More ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Differentiating between spirituality and spiritualities
What is spirituality and what makes for different spiritualities? More ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Catholic school students enjoy a new paradigm of learning
Young children approach life and school with open minds, eager for adventure and new learning. At what point does that enthusiasm change to passiveness or the disconnection often experienced in classrooms? More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
'Why I send my children to Catholic school'
When the ground shifts beneath your feet, you fall back on faith. More ...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Becoming a local, becoming a neighbor
Last year I relocated to Boston after spending 10 years in Washington, D.C.  More ...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Dealing with major and minor addictions
A few years ago, I wrote a column on the topic of the “Cell-Phone Addiction.” Today I’m expanding my focus to include addictions of every kind. More ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019



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