Satan and the Silver Screen

On January 28, The Rite opens in movie theaters across the country. The much-anticipated thriller tells the story of California priest who goes to Rome to study exorcism. Matt Baglio, an American journalist living in Rome, wrote a book based on this story. The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist was...

Having A Bad Day

Why Me? On a recent trip from Southeast Michigan to Cincinnati, OH I was caught for 2 ½ hours in a terrible traffic jam. I was suffering from a severe bout of the stomach flu. I drove to the office the next morning in a big snow storm and came very close to sliding off the road. I was relieved to arrive...

Another Semester, Another Goodbye

There they go, my son, Glenn, and his dad, van loaded down, chugging up the driveway on the trek back to Boston and another semester at college. That’s me, standing in the driveway, sleet falling on my head, trying not to cry because on this cold, wintry day those tears will freeze on my face,...

The ‘smoking gun’ in sex-abuse crisis?

Irish broadcasters have provided to the Associated Press a 1997 Vatican letter to Irish bishops that is being described as “the smoking gun” that proves the Church promoted the cover-up of crimes by pedophile priests. The story can be found here. As a committed Catholic, I hurt when I see...

Will you have a Wondrous Encounter this Lent?

“There are two moments that matter. One is when you know that your one and only life is absolutely valuable and alive. The other is when you know your life, as presently lived, is entirely pointless and empty. You need both of them to keep you going in the right direction. Lent is about both. The first...

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