Friar Jack’s E-spirations: Grace on the Go

For almost two years, I have had the pleasure of editing one of Franciscan Media‘s most successful e-newsletters, Friar Jack’s E-spirations. Written by Jack Wintz, OFM, and Jim Van Vurst, OFM, this bimonthly, free e-newsletter contains information and inspiration, as well as the friars’...

In Awe of Marriage

Whenever a relative asks why I’m not married, my stock answer is that I can’t fathom ever sharing my remote control. There’d have to be two TV rooms in any home I share with someone. But that doesn’t mean I don’t admire other marriages. I look in awe at my parents’...

Meet Chris Padgett

I had the pleasure recently of sitting down for an interview with Chris Padgett, husband, father, convert, singer-songwriter-musician and youth minister. He and his wife, Linda, brought six of their nine children with them when they visited the offices of Franciscan Media. In the hour we spent together, I...

Revolutionary Women

On March 8, 2012, the International Women’s Day was celebrated as way to honor the social, economic and political contributions that women have given our world. A single day? Really? Not a week? A full month? Just a paltry day? When I think of some of my favorite heroines: Eleanor Roosevelt, Zelda...

Directions for Your Lenten Journey

Lewis Carroll, author of the trippy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, said it best: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” With GPS so ubiquitous in cars and in smartphones, however, getting lost is getting harder. But one exception might be the journey we take for...

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