US Saints: Our “Stamp” of Approval?

G’day, mates!  From “Down Under” comes the news that Australia is honoring its first native saint with a stamp. Here in America, we’ve never had one of our own saints honored on a stamp. We’re wondering: If we could get the U.S. Postal Service to honor American-born saints with a stamp, who...

Reluctant Franciscan Pilgrim

Phone calls, e-mails and project deadlines were excusable distractions for preparing myself to go on a pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome in July. Why bother preparing when I was not even sure why I signed up? Was it to see Italy? Experience the food and language of a distant land? Shop for souvenirs? I was...

Problem or Mystery?

I think I created a “problem” this Sunday, when I talked about “mystery” in my sermon!  Let me set it up. The Gospel story (from Luke) was the famous story of the Rich Man–sometimes known as “Dives,” from the Latin–and Lazarus. Lazarus was the...