My Friend Murray

For over 50 years, Father Murray Bodo, OFM, and I have been close friends, confreres, and admirers of St. Francis of Assisi. We met as fellow students in 1951 at St. Francis Minor Seminary, located on the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio. Murray, whose name was Louis at the time, had boarded a Greyhound Bus in...

To Us, A Child Was Born

At Christmas, of course, we’re celebrating the birth of a baby 2,000 years ago. A little boy named Jesus came into the world to save us from sin and evil and to teach us about the ultimate forgiveness. Thirteen years ago, a little baby boy named Chancellor Lee Adams came into the world. He could not...

I Am my Mother’s Child

Today marks two weeks since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. I am still emotionally raw; I can’t watch the news right now because every time they mention Sandy Hook Elementary my eyes well up with tears. This is Christmas time–it’s supposed to be a season of Joy! But how can I be so joyful when...

Psalm 25

The New American Bible entitles this psalm: “Confident Prayer for Forgiveness and Guidance.” Though he is a sinner and perhaps a bit worried about the sins of his youth, the psalmist relies on God’s love and willingness to forgive. He knows that the God of the covenant will always be faithful to the...

Remote Control

At age 91, my grandfather sometimes has trouble hitting the right buttons on his remote control, which can lead to some interesting programming selections. A few weeks ago, by way of shaky hands and faltering eyesight, he stumbled into EWTN. This might qualify as a minor miracle. Bill Scroggins grew up in...

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