Perspective Is Everything

Circumstances in the life of a family member today have me thinking about perspective. The genius of St. Francis and perhaps the longevity of his fame are no doubt related to the perspective he was moved to in his life: which came through struggles and ultimate surrender to the movement of God. I...

Death on Hopple Street

Our guest blogger today is Fred Limke, the Advertising Sales Director for Franciscan Media. Fred and his wife Sondra manage 4 cats, 3 granddaughters and 2 sons. I live in Cincinnati where we have our share of scary situations. Recently during a nighttime demolition of an aging expressway exit ramp, a...

Four Ways to Show More Compassion and Love

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. Jeanne Lyons’s story, as told in Joyful Witness, is one of overcoming life’s challenges and learning to show compassion and...

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...

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