Giving Up the Grudge

Did you happen to see last week’s episode of “Brawling Brothers” on MOBBED? I love that show! That particular episode was about forgiveness between two brothers. When younger brother Nick couldn’t find it in his heart to forgive his older brother for his actions, animosity and anger filled...

On the Ground in Syria

Syria in the news daily now, as tensions mount from the Arab spring that seems to have ended. Franciscan Father Greg Friedman and I had the honor of visiting Syria a few years ago to see firsthand a clifftop monastery, an hour’s drive from Damascus, where a Christian community is in active and fruitful...

30 Seconds Can Make a Difference!

The story I am about to share with you occurred to me about a year ago, but it is still something that comes to my mind every now and again. I decided to go through the McDonald’s drive through for lunch. Of course there was a line of cars being that it was just after noon. Eventually, I got to the...

Religious Liberty?

Before the January 28-29 weekend, many bishops sent letters or video messages denouncing a new government policy. On January 22 The Department of Health and Human Services announced a policy that flies in the face of Catholic moral teaching about birth control and abortion. That new policy requires all...

For Your Spiritual Journey

February can be cruel. It can give us a glimpse of spring before reminding us that the cold and snow are still making their presence known. It’s the waiting month for me. If you hibernate, like I do, in February, reading becomes an essential means of coping.  The February issue of St. Anthony...

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