For God, Country and Family

I have loved Memorial Day weekend since I was a little kid. The annual national holiday to commemorate the sacrifices of deceased military and veterans that grew over decades to honor living military and other deceased loved ones was always one of the happiest holidays of my childhood. Dad and Mom made a big...

Honor Dad with More than Peace and Quiet

Whenever we five Biedenbach children asked Dad what he wanted for his June birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas, he always responded with a loud bark: “Peace and quiet.” He never got it. Dad’s birthday came the week before Father’s Day so we usually combined the two celebrations. Each of us, as...

Stay Faithful

As a very amateur golfer, I have followed closely for years the athletic prowess and unparalleled mental drive of Tiger Woods, unarguably the world’s best golfer. I’ve cheered his record low scores, his many wins at The Masters, U.S. Open and all of golf’s major tournaments, and his sheer magic on the...

10 Tips for Reading Spiritual Books

Four years ago, with the encouragement of the pastor of my parish, St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, I started a spiritual book club. My goals were few: provide another source of faith formation in the parish, share my love of books with others, meet some new people in the parish, and sell the books that I...

Looking for Love?

“Love stories never go out of style,” writes Allan F. Wright in his latest book, The Bible’s Best Love Stories. We read stories about love, we view films about love, we listen to songs about love, we text others about our love, we post our love on Facebook. Most of us have experienced love in some...

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