All Classmates Get a Valentine or Else!

Do you remember being a kid in school and working hard to get all your Valentine's done for every last person in your class? Some schools didn't enforce a policy that you needed to bring one for every fellow student. Then you might have been left wondering who would get the most tiny paper drugstore … Continue reading All Classmates Get a Valentine or Else!

Instruments of Joy

Today is a great day! This year the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls on the first Friday of October, which is also World Smile Day. The two have nothing to do with one another? I think you are mistaken. Tradition holds that in the early 13th century, Our Lady appeared to St. … Continue reading Instruments of Joy

Open Your Doors and Open Your Hearts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I remember driving to work and hearing on the radio about some plane that had crashed into the World Trade Center. I assumed at the time it was some daredevil stunt that had gone wrong. Upon my arrival, I went into the parish center … Continue reading Open Your Doors and Open Your Hearts

Living with Authenticity

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Politics and religion are supposed to be two topics you never bring up at family gatherings. These topics too often seem to drive wedges between people who love each other. It would be easier to talk about pop culture and other frivolous topics. I … Continue reading Living with Authenticity