Honoring the Saints in Our Lives

During this last month of the liturgical year, the Church focuses attention on the end times, the world’s as well as our own. The month begins with solemnity of All Saints and the feast of All Souls, and we heard during a Sunday Gospel reading this month that Jesus proclaims that “God is not God of the...

Local Woman – a Saint! – Makes Good

I had a chance to visit my hometown of Syracuse, N.Y., last month, the first time in a number of years and the first time since two local women were named saints – St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American born in upstate New York who died in Canada in 1680, and St. Marianne Cope, who worked with leprosy...

‘Startled’ By Author ‘By God’

Joe McHugh, the author of Startled by God: Wisdom from Unexpected Places, is about as quiet and gentle a man that I’ve had the occasion to meet. Unassuming, reserved, humble, almost phlegmatic in his manner, his dress, his comportment – these things I experienced when first meeting him. Startling,...

“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...

Ethical Shell Game Called ‘Sam’

In the course of our everyday lives and many times during each day, we face situations, while they are happening or when we look back, that give us very clear sense as to the rightness or wrongness of our actions, times when we put on the cloak of Christ or when we acted more out of our own...

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