The Fall

I opened the window in the kitchen this morning, as I always do while making the coffee. But instead of the thick, muggy air that has lumbered through most days this past month, a cool, light breeze ran in. Oh, no, not yet; it’s still August, I thought. Fall is indeed starting its entrance around...

Take Five

On a recent trip to Sam’s, I found myself pushing around a cart overflowing with groceries—and heavy ones at that. In addition, I had my five-week old daughter in her car seat in the shopping cart. As I approached the checkout line, she started crying. In the few short weeks she has been alive, I have...

Would You Date You?

If there is anyone qualified to ask this question it is Anthony Buono. As founder of Ave Maria Singles he was worked with countless men and women who want to find their perfect Catholic partner. He has heard all the questions and the frustration. “Why didn’t he call after our first date?” “Why...

God Has a Gift For You

One thing I can’t resist is presents. I love to give them and to receive them. If they are wrapped up in pretty paper with a big bow, all the better. That’s why I’m so excited about this new book, Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women by Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow. What better gifts to unwrap...

Fifty and Counting

August 2, 2012, was the 50th anniversary celebration of the Franciscan seminary in the Philippines. In 1962 Our Lady of the Angels opened its doors to the first class of seminarians. Br. Clete Riederer and I flew to Manila to represent our Cincinnati-based Franciscan province at the golden jubilee...

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