Lent is Almost Here

Since Christmas I have had a box of delicious chocolate candy sitting on the table in my office. If people come along who are hungry for chocolates I tell them to help themselves. It is amazing that there are still about 15 pieces left in the box. Why? Many of our staff tell me they are trying to shed the...

A Bronzed Faith?

Parents sometimes bronze a baby’s shoes as a memento, evoking a happy time. Fair enough. If we treat our faith in a similar way, however, the results will be disastrous. We bronze only baby shoes that are no longer needed! When did you have the most faith? Many people respond, “When I made my first...

Find the Joy

Today we welcome guest blogger Richard Meyer, an intern with St. Anthony Messenger. Richard is a Theology major at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. My goal for 2012 was to find my personal mission statement. In October, I was making one of my treks back from home to school. Xavier University in...

Journey of the Soul

Have you ever wanted your favorite author to stop by your neighborhood and be able to talk with you and your friends and family members about things he’s thinking or working on? I had a chance to see at my Florida parish Father Richard Rohr not once but twice in four days at the end last month. The same...

Compassion and Church Teaching

My wife and I are blessed with six children. When I share that with folks today and want to communicate what a joy they are to our lives, it’s often difficult to get beyond the raised eyebrows and gasps, with the inference of “How do you manage it?” The reality is that each of our kids, in...

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