May 14, 2015

Since the 1937 release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the quality of the films Disney produces – in regard to production, animation, and cinematography – has risen to new heights. But the morality of their productions has sunk to a new low with the upcoming release of Disney/ABC’s “The Real O’Neals.” Read more

May 13, 2015

The message of Fatima, the prayers taught to the children, and the lessons and warnings given by the Blessed Virgin Mary there were not meant only for Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia. They weren’t even meant only for the people of that time. They were meant for those of us living today and for those who will live in the future as well. Read more

May 13, 2015

I do not believe that we’re entitled to happiness, but I do believe that we are entitled to joyfulness. The reason for this is that joy and happiness are two very different things. I often delve into this concept during speaking engagements and every time, I see their eyes light up when they grasp the notion that joy and happiness are different. Read more

May 12, 2015

I can see how they could mimic affection, dependence, and obedience. I even can see that there’d be a way for them to fake eating and drinking – maybe even pooing, but I don’t know why anyone would want to go that far. But, the love and companionship offered by a living pet simply cannot be replicated by a machine. Read more

May 8, 2015

The patience, skill, and focus required to create these marvelous works of art is something to be seen, and I’m grateful to have been able to see it for myself. Read more

May 6, 2015

Our love for our families and nurturing instinct further intensifies our tendency to self-criticism and so we need to counter that with a good dose of reality. Of course we don’t do everything perfectly, and that’s okay. We’re human. It’s less important that everything is done perfectly than that it’s done with perfect love – for God, ourselves, and our families. If we’re using our gifts – not somebody else’s – to the best of our ability, then that’s all God asks of us. Read more

May 6, 2015

Parents are the primary educators of their children and we have the moral obligation to see to their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. If gizmos get in the way of that, we have to limit their influence, and in some cases, do way with them entirely. Read more

May 5, 2015

Sometimes I can ease the suffering a bit, practically speaking, but generally, all I can do is offer an ear to listen, a heart to love, a shoulder to cry on, and my willingness to pray for them. It never feels like enough to me, but it’s the best I can do. Read more

May 4, 2015

She laughs because, in her dementia, she’s become very childlike. The little things bring her great joy, and I love that about her. My mom had an incredibly tough life and consequently was a very troubled woman. All of that is gone now and there’s a gentleness and peacefulness about her that I’ve never seen before. Read more

April 30, 2015

Catholics in general honor Mary during Mary, but why should you honor her? Read more


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