Our Sunday Visitor Centennial

Our Sunday Visitor, one of our Catholic publishing friends, is celebrating its centennial in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this weekend. I joined the celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday (pictured to the left), and at the banquet that followed. For 100 years—since 1912—OSV...

God Help Lady Gaga! Get Her a Copy of “Wrapped Up”!

And I mean that sincerely. Someone get this woman a Bible, a Catechism, and a copy of “Wrapped Up: God’s Ten Gifts for Women,” and pronto! Maybe you have seen some of the stories lately where the pop star has claimed that “what the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world.” Gaga made...

Welcome, Richard Rohr!

Yesterday we had the honor of welcoming back an old friend, Richard Rohr, OFM. He started his speaking and writing ministry here in our own province of Cincinnati Franciscans, growing a pioneering Christian community of young people, the New Jerusalem Community, in the 1970s. Along the way, he and Sister Pat...

Becoming a Mother-in-Law

We welcome guest blogger Cheryl Dickow, co-author with Teresa Tomeo of the new book Wrapped Up: God’s Ten gifts for Women from Servant Books. I love Marie Barone in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Sure she’s a bit meddlesome. Admittedly she’s a bit overbearing. Maybe she’s even...

Tiger Mania

I have to admit I am a huge baseball fan. Or to be more accurate, a Detroit Tigers fan. Or to be slightly more accurate, a Tigers maniac. As I’m writing this blog post the Tigers are chasing the Chicago White Sox, one game out of first place. Everybody around me is turning his or her attention to football...

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