November 25, 2020
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He Pitched His Tent Among Us

Amid astonishing revelations, all laden with theological significance, the prologue of the Gospel of John, states also something very remarkable but that might slip below our “spiritual radar:” And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among...

A Family of Love

In the liturgical life of the Church, many days of the year are dedicated to concrete events and persons. Of course, there are many feasts for Jesus. But in addition, we remember Mary, the saints, and the “signature” moments in the...

Focusing on the Big Picture

The New York Times newspaper has an outdoors column called “Wood, Fish, and Stream,” and on one occasion the author of the column received a letter which said, “Would you tell where I could find a place to fish that is not more than five or six...

A Lost Paradise

Comedians, playwrights and pundits have had a field day with the institution of marriage. For generations, it has served as fertile ground for sitcoms, the stage and cinema from the Bickersons, the Honeymooners and Hennie Youngman to Who’s Afraid of...

When We Encounter God Face to Face

Immediately after World War II, an American couple went to China as missionaries, taking along with them their two small children. They were very happy preaching the Gospel, but then in 1949 the Communists took over, and the family was placed under...

The Perfect Man

It is, of course, proper during the Christmas season to focus our attention on the Christ child. Most of the well-known Christmas carols have Jesus as the subject, although a few give honor to the Blessed Mother. But what is rare is any mention of...

Why Family Matters

This year’s U.S. presidential campaign transfixed the public with unparalleled amounts of mudslinging against both major candidates. Meanwhile, American families are sliding downward in their own mire. Progressives like to talk about social inequity...

My Favorite Destination Vacation

It seems for many August has become “vacation” season. For those with kids, it is the last few weeks before school starts. This year, my household once again returned to our favorite destination in northern Michigan. It was a happy time for my wife...