The Light of Christ Shining in My Darkness

It has been an upside-down Advent for me. The other day, I attended the funeral of a 21-year-old man who took his life after a struggle with depression. I cannot imagine the devastation of his parents and siblings as they deal with their grief. All around, lights and decorations and upbeat music pervade the...

Gratitude and Discipleship

I confess—I sometimes have a problem with discouragement. I see circumstances lined up against me and I throw up my hands. I can’t imagine a good outcome. As far as my mind can understand, I see no reason for hope. Worse still, even when I choose to hope and to stand firm in faith, I often fall flat on...

Welcome to Life, Beautiful Baby Boy

On October 14, right in the middle of the 40 Days for Life Campaign, a little boy was born in San Diego, Calif. His birth parents are a teen-aged couple who chose life for this child and offered him for adoption. His adoptive parents are my niece and her husband. I have been an advocate for life for many...

The Holy Land

In 1993 I had the chance to visit the Holy Land.  It was one of those large tour groups that load you on buses and motor you to all the significant sacred sites in a week.  It was crowded and tiring and hot and unfamiliar, and I loved every minute of it! I loved the idea of going to visit the places where...

My Favorite Saint: Joseph

When Fr. Gary Caster told me he wanted to write a book about St. Joseph, I got very excited because Joseph has always been my favorite saint.  Caster wanted to write the book in honor of his mother, who also claims Joseph as her favorite saint.  So I’m happy to say the book is now available, Joseph: The...

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