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...

I Could Have Been Blind

Do you know anyone who suffered a detached retina? I had that surprise in mid-August. I was driving home after a gathering with some of my grade school classmates. Suddenly I realized that my vision in my left eye was not normal. I could not see my gas gauge or any of my dashboard. There was just a black...

Magazine in the Making

On our way to the U.S. Catholic bishops annual assembly in Baltimore, St. Anthony Messenger(SAM) editor Susan Hines Brigger and I took a detour to Annapolis, Maryland, to conduct an interview for St. Anthony Messenger. We rented a car and went to Therese Borchard’s home. It’ll be a good “SAM” story:...

St. Francis Was With Me

Before I joined St. Anthony Messenger Press in July, I truly had no concept of the Franciscan charism. Yet last week during my trip to Lebanon, St. Francis was with me day after day. Throughout the week, I noted to my fellow traveling journalists that our trip truly was inspired. God kept us in his...

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