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...

Celebrating Changing Demographics

According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 47% of the Catholic population in the United States under the age of 40 is Hispanic. While this trend is not new, this reality never hit me until I saw it documented in that Pew study. Both our Church and our country are diverse, reflecting a...

Living the Year of Faith

In these tough economic times, in these times of social unrest, in these times of wars and rumors of wars, in these days of storms and destruction, faith is needed. But what exactly is the “Year of Faith” we are in? It’s a year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the...

My Kind of Father’s Day

Since I’ve been a dad, I have looked at Father’s Day a bit differently. Although it’s always nice to be treated to the praise and gratitude of one’s children, along with the gifts (neckties included) and expressions of love, none of those things really hits the mark for...

Discipleship

What does the word discipleship conjure up for you? Persons dressed in Middle Eastern, flowing garb with inquisitive looks on their faces? They follow Jesus and listen to his every word. They are amazed at his teaching and actions, as well as what they have become since deciding to follow him. In other...

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