Every Mother’s Day we honor mothers for their selfless devotion to their children. This Mother’s Day let’s look at three mothers who share one thing in common: they were all mothers of saints.
I used to think that doubts were incompatible with religious faith. If you really believed, you wouldn’t have any doubts. Over the years I’ve come to learn that doubts are not only compatible with faith, they can be good for our faith. Let me explain.
I have seen many changes in my lifetime. Some of these changes I applaud. But others I lament. Here are a few changes I lament–or at least I wonder about.
It’s spring in the northern hemisphere where I live. In honor of the season, I’d like to tell you a true story about a chicken.
As I read the accounts of the Easter story, two words jump out at me: fear and peace. Let’s reflect on the role of fear and peace in the Resurrection story and in our spiritual life.
At the last supper, Jesus took the bread and wine and said these sacred words: “This is my body… This is my blood… Do this in memory of me.” Let us take a few minutes today to reflect on the beautiful gift of the Eucharist. We will do so under these three aspects: Gathering, Listening, […]
In my retreat ministry I travel all over the country. Frequently I’m in airports. A few years ago I began to notice something unusual in airports: rocking chairs! Not just one or two, but sometimes dozens of rocking chairs all in a row. Most of the rockers are painted white, but some are mellow brown […]
Every now and then I like to check out what’s trending in the world. I often consult the findings of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. This organization is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that conducts surveys of all kinds and provides information on public opinion, social issues, and current trends in the U.S. and […]
Sgt. Steven Rogers of New Jersey is an honest cop. One day he spotted a woman struggling with some packages. He pulled over to the side of the street, parked his car, and went to help her. Then forgetting about his car, he went to a nearby diner for lunch. While there he was notified […]