Cardinal Foley Belonged to All of Us– But Most Especially, He Belonged to God

It seems everyone has a good “Cardinal Foley” story to tell.  The man was just so nice, so gracious, so friendly, we all thought he belonged especially to us.During my years as conference director for Legatus, I called upon him often.  He concelebrated Mass at our annual conference in Florida, and later he welcomed us to his offices at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in Rome.  There, he spoke with great energy about the role of the Church in the world, and about how goals of th … [Read more...]


What does it mean to truly love your neighbor?  Can you better show love by:(a)    Telling your neighbor what he wants to hear, or(b)   Telling him the truth, even if it’s going to cause some discomfort?Is it truly loving to:(a)   Give him whatever he wants, or(b)  Give him only those things which will truly help him in his development-- physically, politically, emotionally, and spiritually?These questions have been front-and-center in the “He Said, She Said” controversy that’s reache … [Read more...]


Thomas Peters

It’s the stuff of science fiction, of a dark and dreary Dean Koontz novel: Vatican Invites Bloggers to Rome; Blogosphere Falls Silent Where Is Everybody? One hundred and fifty of us converged upon the Eternal City this week and now, only a few hardy souls—those who can subsist on two hours of sleep per night—are still writing!  Are there no stories?! Actually, the bloggers I’ve met are still bustling, but on a different front.  Unchained from their desks, some are already crossing the Pond, … [Read more...]