Are You a Great Pretender?

Last night I watched the series premiere of The Grinder, a new comedy on Fox with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. It was hilarious. Rob Lowe plays a popular actor who played a lawyer on television, while his brother, Fred Savage, is actually a practicing lawyer, but one that isn't very good. Of course, the … Continue reading Are You a Great Pretender?

Why Pray For The Pope?

If there were anyone that needs no prayer, who would it be? One might be inclined to say Pope Francis, but they would be wrong. In his recent U.S. tour one message curiously stood out to me, “please, pray for me!” I let it go - practically unnoticed - until I really started thinking about … Continue reading Why Pray For The Pope?

The Time is NOW!

It has been an amazing week for sure! A couple of years ago when planning for the World Meeting of Families started we had no idea if Pope Francis would be able to attend. We could never have imagined what the events of this past week could have looked like or what the impact would be … Continue reading The Time is NOW!

Resist Becoming a Cookie Monster / Everyday Stewardship

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time At that time, John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us." Jesus replied, "Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at … Continue reading Resist Becoming a Cookie Monster / Everyday Stewardship

The Catholic Church

I will blog tomorrow about the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit, but for now, my wife has inspired me to simply post the following video. Now is the time to share this with all our friends and loved ones. And even those we don't know so well. A new Pentecost has arrived. … Continue reading The Catholic Church

Proclaiming the Good News

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take … Continue reading Proclaiming the Good News

The American Pope

Just a few weeks ago I listened to Cardinal Timothy Dolan address those at the Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte, NC. I remarked to someone that Pope Francis may be coming to the US but right then we were listening to the American Pope. The remark has nothing to do with one's leadership role in the … Continue reading The American Pope

Something in the Air

It would be an understatement to say that people are excited here at the World Meeting of Families. To a casual observer it would not be so easy to realize why. You might think it is because of Pope Francis' visit in the coming days. You might think that it is because of speakers like … Continue reading Something in the Air