You Gotta Have Heart

Clever. Romantic. Funny. That’s the kind of blog I planned on posting today for Valentine’s Day. Instead, I am writing (and thinking and praying) about a guy named Jim who died unexpectedly on Sunday. Jim had a big heart. Literally. A right-sized heart Twelve years ago Jim was at the top of the list to...

What Do You Get God for Valentine’s Day?

We welcome guest blogger Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., author of the new book Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis from St. Anthony Messenger Press Books.  Does God like chocolates? Would a dozen roses make God feel special? What is it that you get God for Valentine’s Day? If these question...

Directions for Your Lenten Journey

Lewis Carroll, author of the trippy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, said it best: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” With GPS so ubiquitous in cars and in smartphones, however, getting lost is getting harder. But one exception might be the journey we take for...

Valentine for Your God Relationship

Many of us who are married or in a committed relationship look to Valentine’s Day as a special time once a year to profess our love, our closeness, the intimacy that we share with that significant other in our lives. That relationship is different from loving relationships with parents, siblings, other...

“I Believe the Sex Abuse Thing was Incredibly Good.”

Are you there, Cardinal Egan? It’s me, reality. In response to “Retired Cardinal Edward Egan Faces Criticism For Taking Back Abuse Apology,” let me offer a coupla pointers: 1. Nothing that can be called “the sex abuse thing” is ever good. Not even a tiny bit good, much less...

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