Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King National Holiday It’s almost 47 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968. At the time of his death, Dr. King was 39. For his funeral, Coretta King, who had heard her husband foretell his death, arranged to have a recording played of Martin Luther’s “Drum...

Do Your Duty

I have been called to jury duty this week. It’s the second time in five years, which seems like an adequate waiting time between duties, but my last stint went on for 4 weeks, which definitely cramped my work/lifestyle. Though the call leads to initial feelings of being “too busy” to do this, seeing...

The Fire of the Holy Spirit

Do you ever feel completely dry and incapable of coming up with a good idea? That’s how I felt this morning when faced with the prospect of writing this blog post. Clueless might be just the word to describe my situation. I prayed for inspiration and my eye landed on a picture of fiery, liquid flames on my...

The Most Reliable Understanding of Heaven

Today our guest blogger is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, coauthor of the popular free e-newsletter A Friar’s E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. I  have never been to heaven and returned to describe it. But God has given us an understanding of what it will be like. Of course, heaven will be infinitely...

Identifying a ‘Regular Catholic Hero’

Today our guest blogger is Randy Hain, author of Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic.  To learn more about the book—or to share stories of faith—click here. Sometimes they sit in the pew next to us during Mass, but we may not know their names. They volunteer for parish ministries, show...

Trying Times

It can seem that the Middle East’s top two exports are archaeology and terrorism, so it’s nice to hear that it’s the antiquities that are booming in the headlines. A planned expansion to a museum has unearthed what may be the remains of Herod the Great’s palace. This could mean that...

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