This past weekend, Pope Francis gave a speech where he stated: It is true that every reform creates resistance. I remember, when I was a boy, when Pius…
This Palm Sunday, listening again to the Passion of our Lord, it struck me how nearly every word spoken by those other than Our Lord is imbued with…
Moses’ hands, however, grew tired; so they took a rock and put it under him and he sat on it. Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one…
Ever since I can remember, even as a very young child, I have struggled with saying a certain class of prayers. While some prayers—those exalting God’s…
The lads will take care of it
A fool saved your life 60 years ago. It’s easy to believe the worst about your enemies. After all, they are your enemy for a reason, aren’t they? Your…
There is a mysterious passage in the Book of Revelation. Perhaps that may be said of nearly every passage in Revelation. This verse, however, seems…
Last time, I spoke about the importance of names. Specifically, the names we give our children. Today, I would like to speak about the importance of the…
Three (or two?) hard problems This past Saturday, I attended the baptism of a dear friend’s first child. She was Christened (and confirmed) as Phoebe…
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” —Francis Bacon I love beautiful questions. While the saying may be true that “there’s no such thing as a…
Twenty years ago, September 11, 2001, amid the the suffering and chaos that was unleashed that day, something else emerged—a torrential outpouring of…
Somewhere, a few thousand feet beneath the waves of the South China Sea, there are a dozen or two helicopters. If an expedition came across them, they…