“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...

Saints in Our Midst

In next two weeks, my family will be observing my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday as well as her 10th anniversary of her death. It’s an odd byplay of two events – her birth and her death – that both meet up at significant milestones for those who loved her. Birthdays are usually times to celebrate...

Visited by God’s Presence

Today is the feast of the Visitation, which celebrates the visit of Mary, just after the Annunciation, to her cousin Elizabeth, who despite her advanced age was soon to be the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39.56). But in all honesty, it is a story, even with the telling of John leaping in his mother’s...

Love Affair with Reading Begins at Youth

I just saw an article on the blog of Publisher’s Weekly, a national book-industry publication, asking the question about the first book that made us fall in love with reading. For me, books like Profiles in Courage by JFK, Homer Price about a doughnut-making machine, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Five...

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