The Fraternal Character of the Priesthood

Last month in this space, Lindsey Simmons defended the Judeo-Christian tradition that priests are male. Depending on your theology, it dates back either thirty-five hundred years, to Aaron, or further, to Melchizedek, a contemporary of Abraham. In Judaism and Christianity, a priest is a man set apart to make...

Let Us Pray…

LL Cool J, you had me at “pray.” Opening the Grammy awards on Sunday, host LL Cool J began with the obvious and noted passing of Whitney Houston the day before, saying, “There’s been a death in the family.” Then he invited the audience to pray for Houston and her family,...

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...

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