Web Development Conference

Conference in Las Vegas Last November, Brandon Kilby and I attended the Microsoft-sponsored DevConnections conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. As Web developers at Franciscan Media, we were extremely excited to be among the thousands who attended from all over the world. Some of the most well-known people in...

Golf and Prayer

My own take on golf is expressed in the statement: “It’s a terrible way to ruin a good walk.” But my brother-in-law tells me that when he gets on the golf course and takes his first swing, he forgets all his worries and troubles. Maybe that is what prayer can be. With the first nudge of the Holy...

Just What Is ‘Normal’?

Our Christmas tree was taken down a few weeks ago, and the only holiday décor that remains out in our home are snowmen here and there. So the house looks pretty much like it does for 11 months of each year. Yet I don’t feel like we’ve quite returned to “normal.” I’m a fan of routine. Don’t get...

Pro-Life? Then Be Pro-Mom

Today is my mom’s 63rd birthday. It’s also the day many Catholics are celebrating the pro-life cause, commemorating with grief the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. I find that juxtaposition meaningful in that my mother, upon learning she was pregnant in 1976, had...

What Is a Consecrated Virgin?

This morning I will be attending a ceremony for the consecration of a virgin living out her vocation in society today. It’s a special event for me because I am approaching my 20th anniversary of being a consecrated virgin. It’s a vocation that is not well known, yet it is the most ancient form of...

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