August 12, 2022
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Persisting in the Light of Faith

The clock shines bright in the darkness of midnight. You remember to take deep breaths to stay calm. After some silence and mental prayer you glance at the clock. It is now 12:30am. You decide that you can try to fall back asleep. 1am. You are still...

“That Young Man Was Me”

In 19th century France, there was a bishop at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris who was a very effective and successful evangelizer—and he made a special effort to share the Gospel with unbelievers, cynics, and persons hostile to religion and to the...

Where There is Faith, People Build Churches

“It is he who shall build a house for my name; he shall be a son to me, and I will be a father to him, and I will establish the throne of his kingship over Israel forever.” ( 1 Chronicles 22.10) The Holy Temple being a place of unity, an...

The Flies of Faith and Reason

The Catholic Church always seems to be a lightning rod for the salient issues of the day, whether it is abortion, euthanasia, social justice or immigration. To me it is not surprising that a world that gives more allegiance to Niccolò Machiavelli...

Expectant Faith

Faith is mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible. Faith moves mountains. Faith transforms us into the image of Christ. When we are going through trials and tribulations, our human nature wants to control the situation, fix it and make it go away...

What Would We Say?

I was exhausted. Thirty years ago, after having been coaxed into running for a political office, I had just spent a year campaigning. On election evening, the votes were tallied and the good people of the town where I lived rendered their collective...

Our Altar Call

A wise old priest was visited by a worried man, who said, “Father, I raised my children Catholic, but my oldest son left the Church after being influenced by some of his Fundamentalist and Evangelical friends. They filled his head with all sorts of...

Keeping the Faith

I join with millions of Catholics, who are disturbed by the growing division within the American Catholic Church. With apologies to Billy Joel, Keeping the Faith is much more difficult when many of our leaders, including the Pope, are mudding the...