War on Christmas?

They’re provocative. I’ll grant them that much. But as each year brings new billboards sponsored by various atheist organizations protesting (I think) belief in Christ, my response has dimmed from grimace to yawn. “You know it isn’t real,” read last year’s campaign. This...

Preserving Innocence

For more than 23 years, and along with raising four children of my own, I have babysat over 20 children in my home. While in my care I was responsible for tending to their physical and emotional needs, to mentor them, teach them things like how to swim, take them to the zoo, etc. As most of them are now...

Rebranding and New Name for St. Anthony Messenger Press

Franciscan Media—formerly known as St. Anthony Messenger Press, and for more than 118 years a presence in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine—has rebranded and changed its name to better reflect the roots of its mission and its drive to meet the changing needs of the Catholic faith community. The nonprofit...

Preparing the Way

Advent is quickly approaching. I’m so concerned with November birthdays and Thanksgiving that it pretty much sneaks up on me every year. While it’s not all bad to be distracted by giving thanks, I should not forget to prepare the way of the Lord. Growing up, most years we had a wreath on our table and I...

Fortune Cookies

“You never hesitate to tackle the most difficult problems.” That was what I read on a fortune cookie message last week. Along with it came “six lucky numbers” for playing lottery—which I never do. Years ago I was introduced to Chinese restaurants here in the States. I still enjoy an occasional meal...

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