The Ongoing Sex-abuse Crisis

Nearly every month since Dallas in 2002 when the U.S. bishops undertook a concerted effort to address the crisis of clergy sex-abuse, I have been covering it in some way, shape or form for St. Anthony Messenger magazine. I have written editorials, rants as a mom in Faith-filled Family, reports on various...

Martin Luther King Lives Online

Monday, our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. In my city, there are many events to honor King and his civil rights leadership. King was a spiritual hero because his insistence on a peaceful resistance was rooted in his Christian faith. His peaceful leadership inspires leaders today. King...

What Does a Grandparent Do?

Grandparenting is a role I never thought a lot about me playing. In the midst of a heavy work and travel schedule and being present in the lives of adult children and parents – as a card-carrying member of the “sandwich generation” – I just assumed grandparenting would be something that would come as...

What Are We Working On Today?

What are we working on today?  I don’t consider myself a worrier. My mom is a worrier. When I was young she was so protective of her children. Yet, over time, she has learned that worrying doesn’t change the outcome of any situation.  She taught me the phrase: “Let Go and Let...

Haiti, a Year Later

Wednesday, January 12, marks the first anniversary of the horrific earthquake in Haiti. While we hear more in the news about the tragedy in Tucson, let’s not forget that Haitians have a very long way to go—thousands whose homes were destroyed still are living in tents a year later. I interviewed Catholic...

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