God’s Touch Is a Graced Moment

Today we welcome guest blogger Jim Van Vurst, OFM. Friar Jim co-writes the free monthly e-newsletter Friar Jack’s E-spirations. To learn more click here. There are what we call “graced moments” in people’s lives. They can also be described as “the touch of God.” I suspect most of us have...

Transformative Software

Two weeks after New Year’s Day – a day when resolutions are often made to commit for the rest of the year to personal goals, special life projects or reforming of a bad habit – many of us are having problems keeping to those resolutions. While we know that losing weight, exercising, giving up alcohol...

Wikipedia Pwns Vatican

I’m the last person who wants to jump on the Church-bashing bandwagon. I have managed to accept the excesses of the centuries—the Crusades, the Inquisition, simony, the sale of indulgences, guitar Masses—and have even stood by Holy Mother Church during the recent, let’s say,...

Friendly Rivalry

Here in my hometown of Cincinnati, we have a street that runs through the city that divides the East and the West sides of town. This division causes a friendly rivalry between its residents who proudly believe their side is the better place to live. I have lived on the Westside all my life. I will say that...

Rock ‘n’ Roll

My son Jesse is a rocker. No kidding. Many years ago, in our basement, he and his high-school buddies started a rock band, and set their sites on the stars. They graduated from high school, and some went to college together. A few combinations of people, and 10 years later, he’s still at it, living in...

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