A Perfect Mistake

I find errors for a living. A misplaced comma here, an incorrectly used colon there—it’s my job as an editor to make sure the text you’re reading is grammatically and stylistically correct. I love this type of work, until I catch myself getting ready to take the red pen to a birthday card I received...

“Catholics Get It”

“Catholics get it. Catholics get the sacraments.” This was the message of the homily I heard this past Sunday. Sacraments connect the things of God with the things of earth. Catholicism isn’t a heady, intellectual faith. It’s woven into our lives, experienced with all of our...

Remembering Mychal Judge, OFM

[This blog marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.] Many of us are familiar with Father Mychal Judge, OFM, a member of the Holy Name Province based in New York City. Father Mychal worked with homeless people and AIDS patients. A recovering alcoholic, he also devoted much time to recovering addicts....

Are You a Local Faithful Citizen?

The Presidential election has captured the minds and energies of the nation. We’re readying ourselves to vote, especially as Catholics, this election year. But let’s not forget that Faithful Citizenship involves local politics as well. Have you kept up on a state, congressional and city candidates? Do...

Life is Good

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of God.   - Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently, as I was floating on my back in the pool, completely relaxed, I said to myself, Ahh, life is good. Later that day, as I devoured a delicious bowl of ice cream, again I said, Life is good! I find that I say that a lot....

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