‘Who Would True Valor See’: Egregious Twaddle Goes on Pilgrimage

We're going on pilgrimage. You, me, the Archbishop of Cincinnati, and 80+ assorted pilgrims, hitting the road Friday for 10 days. We may be packing light, but we're carrying priceless cargo---our prayers and those of others who've asked our intercession, the burdens and fears and and hurts and losses we long to lay in the lap of the Mother of God, the weight of our heart's devotion. The Marian shrines of Portugal, Spain, and France are our destination, but we know that destinations do not a … [Read more...]

Between Two Shores—But Not Lost

As Church and as individuals, we are always neither here nor there.Up early on the West Coast, getting ready to fly back to Dayton, my heart (as always) in ribbons at leaving family for "family," home of record for the place to which God inexplicably called me. I'm hearing Neil Diamond's "I Am, I Said" in my head:Nowadays I'm lost between two shores: LA's fine, but it ain't home, New York's home, but it ain't mine no more.Switch those around and replace New York with Dayton, and … [Read more...]