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The Night Didn’t Seem Quite So Cold Anymore

Over thirty years ago an anonymous author wrote this reflection: “I was waiting for the subway train to come. It was bitter cold—near zero, with a windchill factor of 30 below zero. It was late at night, and a few of us stood inside a small shelter that ga...

Even the Toughest Stains are Removed

OxiClean in hot water is the latest stain remover that I have been using with some success. Homemakers, however, might recommend something more efficient. The bottom line is that once we know how, even the toughest stains should come out. We all wish it woul...

Why Jesus Was Baptized

One week following our celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate His baptism. The Catech...

Be Opened!

Ephphatha!—Be opened! Be open; have eyes to see and ears to hear. We hear this theme often in t...

I Believe in Dinosaurs

“I don’t believe in Dinosaurs” she said adamantly. Huh? I thought. Didn’t I take her to see ...

An Extraordinary Mission

Four months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Lieutenant Colonel James...

Our Identifying Mark

You may have heard the term “maverick,” which in the days of the Old West meant an unbranded...

Let Us Be Clear about Baptism

Let us be clear, from the start, about Baptism. The ceremony per se does not make one a Christian, ...

The Fruit of Baptism

As we begin this brand New Year, we need to take to heart the words of John the Baptist that we find...

Accepting Our Mission

Are saints very holy people? Yes, they are. Are they exempt from stupid mistakes? No, they’re not;...

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