What Does Heaven Look Like?

We all hear the stories of how Heaven is so beautiful and colorful, sparkly, blissful, and all the other happy adjectives that go with it. However, every once in a while I can’t help but wonder if, after a while, it will become just a “norm,” something that we’ll take for granted as we humans...

What a Moment!

You can see in the picture here a great moment. It’s St. Anthony Messenger‘s managing editor, Susan Hines-Brigger, receiving the first copy of the new book she wrote, A Catholic Family Advent: Prayers and Activities. That’s  Franciscan Media acquisitions editor Mary Carol Kendzia, on the...

Driving Into the Past

There are certain signposts of bygone eras, markers of, at least we’d like to think, simpler, less complicated times. Such relics include: rotary-dial telephones, glass milk bottles delivered daily by a milk truck, wringer washing machines, television “rabbit ears” antenna, transistor radios. An old,...

Thirtysomething

Jimmy Buffet comes to Cincinnati almost every year. I’m one of the few people who have never gone to one of his concerts. A few months back, my friend Ryan was assembling a group to go. This is how the text conversation went down: “We R goin 2 Buffet in August. U coming?” “Are you drunk?” “Come...

Finding the Answers When We Least Expect It

How strange is it that we find the answers when we least expect it. I had one of those moments a couple evenings ago at a meeting on the New Evangelization. Before I get to that answer, let me start with the question. A little more than two years ago, during Lent, I went to confession. Now, most people...

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