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 th…
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 I…
“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 st…
Twenty years ago, September 11, 2001, amid the the suffering and chaos that was unleashed that day, something else emerged—a torrential outpouring of k…
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 …
“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…
This week’s gospel readings include the account of the Canaanite woman who approaches Jesus to beg for her daughter’s healing. I think it is fair to sa…
“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 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 arg…
The Prodigal Son in Modern Life
“At last with an effort he spoke, and wondered to hear his own words, as if some other will was using his small voice. 'I will take the Ring' he said '…
The USCCB just voted, minutes ago as I write this, to advance the cause for canonization of Leonard LaRue. He has one of the most amazing stories you'v…