A Franciscan’s Franciscan

I’m a fire-breathing skeptic when it comes to Marian apparitions, statues, or pictures that weep or bleed, or holy people who seem too sentimentally holy to be believed. But there’s something genuine, I think, in the Capuchin Franciscan Solanus Casey, who died in 1957. Maybe I like him because he grew up...

Praying Like St. Francis

Most of us agree, I assume, that personal prayer can be described as a conversation between two parties—ourselves and God. Speaking for myself, I often find myself giving more importance to my side of the conversation than to God’s. I think, for example, that I have to be more responsible, try...

Giving Up a Grudge

Sydney Harris wrote a newspaper column once about visiting a Quaker friend who lived in a large city and bought his daily newspaper from a newsstand. Harris once accompanied his friend and observed his courteous response to the rather surly man selling papers. Back in the apartment, Harris commented on his...

“Yes, And…” Celebrated with Global Event

Have you ever had a chance to be a part of an international event, a gathering people from across the world, all of whom had a chance to ask questions and hear responses live? Father Dan Kroger, Franciscan Media CEO, and I, as Franciscan Media’s Product Development Division Director, were able to be on...

New Beginnings

It’s been a season of new beginnings in our household: new jobs, graduations, and engagement announcements. My house hasn’t seen this type of change in some time. It’s both an exciting time (filled with hope for the future) and a foreboding time (filled with “What...

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