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…
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…
“With this ring I thee wed; this gold and silver I thee give, with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.” In last week’s…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Twenty years ago, September 11, 2001, amid the the suffering and chaos that was unleashed that day, something else emerged—a torrential outpouring of…
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband…” This verse from…
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…
“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…
Recently, I heard an argument that there is no such thing as a truly selfless gift. That is, a gift with no strings attached. The reason being, the…