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I watched the events in Dallas and elsewhere unfold into the late hours on Thursday and could feel myself sicken at what I saw and heard. I know many people experienced the same kind of physical reaction, a kind of […]

My heart goes out to everyone affected by the recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador. I remember well the awful feeling of violent upheaval that came with the first shock of the Northridge earthquake, and know that the next days […]

I’m very happy to say that I’ll be a guest on Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air” radio program on Wednesday, April 13, at 8:30 AM Central. Relevant Radio is a Catholic radio network available in a number of markets, mostly in […]

When you have a chronic illness, and associated expenses and unexpected health upsets, it can be hard to figure out how to give to those who are less fortunate (and, yes, although it might be hard to imagine, there are […]

As I type this, Pope Francis is about to arrive at Joint Base Andrews. There is the usual activity as people gather to greet the Pontiff – some are finding their seats, photographers are checking their camera angles and light […]

Pope Francis has announced today, September 1, as the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” and by doing so has highlighted one of the most important issues of our time and for time to come. Truly, the […]

We who live with chronic illness and pain develop some mighty powerful prayer muscles! Long prayers, short prayers, shouted prayers, sobbing prayers – we’ve spoken and thought these and many others during good and bad days. And, if you’re like […]

If you’ve ever cringed before revealing to someone a very deep, serious emotion, then you understand that stomach-churning sensation of danger just before divulging something profoundly personal. Sometimes, we might not feel we can trust the other person in whom […]

The important thing about remembering past wars is that we use their lessons to think of ways to avoid future wars – and to act on those peace-making ways. This Memorial Day, beyond the barbecues and parties, the shopping and […]

Is your prayer time over before you know it? Gone through the list and all finished? Sometimes, we get into a routine (yes, routines can be good, but…) and over time, our prayer life can become a bit too easy. […]