The Season of Making Pitches

As we enter March, thoughts for many of us, honed over decades of watching spring come out of a usually grinding winter, turn to baseball. But those of us in the publishing business, especially in Catholic publishing, the coming of spring brings attendance at conventions where we are making our best pitches...

The Day the Music Was Born

Earlier this week, we marked an anniversary that has been made the stuff of legends, but it seemed to pass without a lot of fanfare. Maybe it is because of time, the great leveler, as other more recent events grab our attention, or maybe it is simply a function of there being actually less and less people...

Still Resolved about Your Resolutions?

For many of us, the New Year brought not only the singing of “Auld Lang Syne,” scenes of couples hugging and kissing in 2014 and watching the ball drop, but the starting of our New Year’s resolutions, commitments we will, we say, stake our life on that we will keep. Well, keep at least until the next...

‘O Christmas Tree’! But When?

My wife and I have had a running battle over the calendar.  It is a battle that actually pre-dates our marriage, more than 30 years ago and 31 Advents and Christmases ago. You would think that with all of the things couples have to fight about, the last thing of any consequence is a calendar, and, in fact,...

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...

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