Quite Literally Powerless

We were shopping for last-minute souvenirs in Beirut’s City Mall when the power went out. “Ah, must be 6 o’clock already,” my colleagues and I agreed. As we said this, the saleswoman could only laugh, marveling at the fact that her North American visitors already had become familiar...

The Cottonwood

The work of acquiring new content usually requires our product development team to move well beyond the doors of our St. Anthony Messenger Press offices in Cincinnati. Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to New Mexico with colleague Lisa Biedenbach to meet with internationally known Franciscan...

How Many Birds Can YOU Kill With One Stone?

Where’s Hope? A couple of weeks ago our backyard desperately needed to be raked. My husband and I, who like to walk every day, decided that our exercise would be to rake the fallen leaves, thus killing two birds with one stone. Just before I got started raking, I noticed a Facebook post from a...

How Do You Travel?

On the drive back to the airport to return our rental car after my St.  Anthony Messenger interview with Therese Borchard,  Susan Hines Brigger and I talked about how emerging technology has changed the way we do our job. Plane and car rental, were, of course, via the Internet. I found a really inexpensive...

Personality or Politics?

Five minutes ago I witnessed history in the making. In an otherwise pretty subdued meeting of the U.S. bishops—I’ve attended annually for many years—the election for president of the U.S. bishops was an upset! Vice-president Gerald Kicanas lost by a razor-thin margin to New York Archbishop Timothy...

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