For Our World: A Child’s Profound Reflections on 9/11

World-Trade-Center

I saw the World Trade Center only once. It was 1998 or 1999.  It had been a number of years since I’d visited New York City; but when our youngest son Jerry began working at an airline, I took advantage of my “parent privileges” (in those innocent pre-9/11 days, parents of employees could fly for $30/roundtrip) and the two of us set off for a day trip to the Big Apple.  We planned to see the sights, visit a museum, enjoy lunch and dinner—then head back home to Michigan.At some point—was … [Read more...]

NO GREATER LOVE: Facing Kidney Failure, Priest Receives the Gift of Life From His Friend

May he be faithful to the ministry that he receives from you, Lord God, and be to others a model of right conduct. --From the Prayer of Consecration, Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood On the day of his ordination, a young priest expects to offer a lifetime of loving service to Christ and His Church.  Through his prayer and his ministry, he will lead his flock to a deeper understanding of their faith; he will walk with them in joy and sorrow, sharing their joy at the baptism of a child and the … [Read more...]

PROFILE IN LOVE: Talented musician, best-selling author, adoption activist and Mom— Deanna Jones’ story is one you’ll never forget

Deanna Jones - family

Late one Saturday evening last Spring, my husband and I had already settled in for the night.  He was watching TV and I was aimlessly web-surfing, reading Facebook status updates, when one photo caught my attention.  There, smiling on my screen, was a photo of a beautiful blonde woman cuddling with several African-American children.  She was my FB friend, sure enough, but who was she and how had we met?Curious, I read Deanna Jones’ profile for the first time.  I checked her websites—two of th … [Read more...]


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