It’s a Miracle!

Ninety-five years ago today, three young girls in Fatima, Portugal, along with tens of thousands of others witnessed a great miracle we know as the Miracle of the Sun. For those who are not familiar with this miracle, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to these three young girls three separate times, saying...

On a Mission: Catholic Authors and Publishers

The publishing industry was stable and predictable for many years—today it is filled with uncertainty and challenges that impact authors and publishers alike. In the Catholic world, beyond mere profit, both publishers and authors continue to seek ways to use media to serve the Church and reach a needy...

Ski Lessons

Posts of snow!! now appearing in my Denver friends’ Facebook feeds bring back fond memories of the Colorado ski seasons I experienced while living there. Coloradoans are now beginning their preparations: skis are getting waxed, bindings are getting tightened, boots are getting refit. And the energy and...

A Child of the Council

Vatican II opened on my first birthday, October 11, 1962. So tomorrow I turn 51 and the Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Council. I grew up with the changes. My mom had been in study groups at our parish for years, and they began learning about the Council almost immediately. And...

Routines, Habits and Commands

My morning routine includes brewing two cups of coffee. I disturb the quiet as I grind the beans and pour the measured water. I then make cereal as I wait for the brewed coffee smell to fill the kitchen. This routine comforts me as I ready for each day. Many mornings, I drink this coffee while reading a...

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