Understanding Auschwitz

To comprehend something as horrifying as the Holocaust is an impossible task for anyone who wasn’t there. The terror, the lack of dignity, the fear and the pain are — thank God — unknowable to most of us. Auschwitz I But on Good Friday, my mother and I visited two Polish concentration...

“Be Who God Meant You to Be”

Today, April 29, the Church celebrates Catherine of Siena. My high school was named after her. The parish I belong to here in Cincinnati is named after her. She was a woman of strong will who refused to compromise what she knew God was calling her to do. She refused both marriage and cloister at a time when...

The TV Revolution

I’m watching TV, but it’s not cable, satellite or DVD. No, it’s not a VHS tape, either. I’m watching on my flat panel in my living room. I’ve tuned to a new channel. It’s on my PC, which I’ve hooked up—just like my DVD player—to my flat-panel TV.  I boot up the...

Catholic Bloggers at the Vatican: I Have Questions

On Monday, May 2, 150 Catholic bloggers from various countries will meet with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications headed by Richard Rouse. The announcement and list of 150 bloggers was earlier this month. I am thrilled for the various bloggers I have read for many years, including Catholic Mom...

Will I See My Cat in Heaven?

It’s my personal hunch that there are more people on our planet who have dogs as pets than cats. I believe others hold a similar opinion. I would speculate that for every four or five caretakers of dogs, there is only one who takes care of cats. Earlier this year, I published I Will See You in Heaven:...

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