July 1, 2015

At first the kids balked. Okay, we all balked, but that’s because we had our heads wrapped around the vacation myth: You can only have fun if you spend lots of money and extended time away from home. Once we let go of the myth, we realized that vacationing at home can be an adventure. Read more

June 29, 2015

The portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is not art and not a conversation starter – at least not in the sense of a conversation that is charitable and productive. It’s antagonism, pure and simple. Read more

June 29, 2015

I’m told by past Egan Fellows that this will be a life-changing experience for me, and I don’t doubt that. I’ve already been deeply affected by my research on the Filipino people and the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan as well as the amazing efforts on the part of Catholic Relief Services, not just in the Philippines, but throughout the world. Read more

June 26, 2015

No matter what authority is given the Supreme Court to declare things legal (or not legal, for that matter), it cannot be given the power to change the Truth. God alone holds that power. Read more

June 23, 2015

It’s one thing to pay attention to an obviously learned person – a scholar, perhaps or a clergyman, for example. But, to wander into the wilderness to listen to the message of a stranger draped in camel’s hair who lived on locusts and honey who tells me I can go to heaven if I let him dunk me in the river? Read more

June 17, 2015

Death does not have the last word: God does. He will lighten the darkness that grips our hearts and will not abandon us nor our loved ones. Read more

June 16, 2015

My mom isn’t my mom by accident, but by God’s design. He chose that womb, her womb in which to bring me to life. He knew what he was doing because he’s incapable of making mistakes. Read more

June 11, 2015

To a master gardener, all of this is common knowledge. Since, I’ve not a speck of green on either of my thumbs, this is all way cool to experience and learn. But, it’s what I’ve learn about my relationship with God that’s even way cool-er. Read more

June 4, 2015

We want our foods natural, with authentic ingredients, but not necessarily our bodies…We are all moving toward what is natural, pure and healthy in our food, but when it comes to issues of sex, society is very confused. Read more

June 3, 2015

Lately everybody’s abuzz about how the younger generation is falling away from the Church, becoming “nones” and turning their backs on religion. At least that’s what a recent Pew study seems to show, and what the secular media want us to believe. A drop in numbers does not prove that the Church is no longer vital. It may be in decline, but it is not in demise. And it never will be. Here’s why. Read more

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