‘The Heroin Diaries’

I recently finished reading Nikki Sixx’s “The Heroin Diaries,” and I cannot stop thinking about it. The book is a collection of diary entries written by Sixx, the bass player for Mötley Crüe, between 1986-87 at the height of the band’s popularity. The entries, which then are...

Are Your Priorities Straight?

One second. That’s all it takes to remind you exactly what your priorities are, or at least what they should be. I know. This past weekend, my dad fell. Not just any fall; he fell down my parents’ front porch steps…onto concrete. Oh, and did I mention he’s 78 years old? Luckily, his...

St. Tryptophan . . . Pray for Us!

Three Thanksgiving meals, a whirlwind of relatives, and lots of leftovers later, I see that it’s my turn to write a blog posting. I wish I could blame my lack of energy on the tryptophan in the turkey I’ve eaten, but there’s more to it than that. I can’t keep up and I’m tired of...

Faith Affirmed

November 3 marked a first for me— I attended my first ordination. I had been invited by Brother Frank Critch, a Franciscan friar I met this past summer on a pilgrimage to Assisi. In our 10 days abroad, I got to know Frank as an utterly delightful person who truly had discerned his vocation and is a...

Christ the King

Today is the Feast of Christ the King, a reminder to us that this world is under the judgment of Christ. From the context of European Catholicism, it is easy to understand why earthly kings became a symbol of Jesus’ eternal reign. Even in the fourth century there are images of Christ as the all-powerful...

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