Football, Monks & Friendship — Learning from Each Other

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I loved this Catholic News Service video, a follow up to an earlier sharing, that looks at the blossoming friendship between NFL player Ramon Foster of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Benedictine Father Paul R. Taylor, the Executive Vice President of St. Vincent College. In the video, priest and pro share what they’ve learned from one [Read More...]

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Provides a Spiritual Boost

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Can you take another “feel good” sports story today? I hope so! Please take a few moments and watch this Catholic News Service video on the wonderful partnership between the Pittsburgh Steelers football organization and St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In the piece, you’ll hear two priests speak to the role that the campus [Read More...]

The Manti Mess: What I’ll be Discussing with My Sons

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As the whole Manti Te’o/”Lennay Kekua saga”¬†continues with information swirling around us, I’ve been pondering what — in absence of the absolute truth — I can as (as a mother) share about this situation with my two sons. Our eldest is close to Manti’s age, and an equally gifted young man. Our youngest, a high [Read More...]

“Catfished” – I Believe Manti Te’o

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My head is reeling tonight from a story involving both my alma mater, Notre Dame and my favorite college football player, Manti Te’o. In a nutshell, here is the story as reported by Jack Swarbrick, Vice President and Director of Athletics for the University of Notre Dame: Good evening. Thanks to all of you for [Read More...]

Manti’s Mission, The Year of Faith & Me

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I’ve been praying about how to broach a topic that I know may be a bit controversial here on the blog with some of my friends who are readers and wonderful Catholics. I’ve mentally written, revised and trashed this particular topic at least three times this week, in the end chickening out from actually posting [Read More...]


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