June 25, 2022
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The Way We Live Our Lives

In the final scene of the 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan, a now old Private James Francis Ryan is found kneeling among thousands of white crosses at the American Cemetery in Normandy. At the grave of Captain John H. Miller, whose mission was to...

Love is a Two-Way Street

On Good Friday, we arrive at Calvary. With darkened skies, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (the Synoptic Gospels) note those present: the faithful women; chief priests; scribes and elders; and the two thieves who have been crucified (one...

The Times of Our Lives

In 1975, the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency created a famous advertising campaign for the Eastman Kodak Company entitled “The Times of Your Life.” Set to music and vocals sung by Paul Anka, the campaign took our nation by...

The Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen used to say that before every Easter there has to be a Good Friday. No Easter season has ever underscored the absolute veracity of this adage for me than the last one. I have a very dear friend who seems to have had a...

Good Friday: The Ultimate Expression of God’s Love

On Good Friday, we meet to participate in the liturgies of the Church that remember and commemorate the Passion and Death of our Lord and Savior Jesus. To a nonbeliever, it may seem odd that so many of the faithful gather today to immortalize the...

The Center of Our Lives

On Wednesday, July 31, 1957, meteorological records indicate that Detroit’s weather was hot and sunny. With temperatures reaching 86 degrees and winds blowing out of the north at 7 miles per hour, it was about what you would expect for an ordinary...

No Greater Love Than This

A friend of mine is a retired police detective. Over the years, I’ve asked him on numerous occasions what it is like to investigate the scene of a crime. He has told me that in most instances, he was sent because a distress call had been...

Show Me

For Missourians, two words, show me, proclaim to all that its residents are skeptical of matters and not easily convinced. Let’s face it. In our daily lives of parents, friends, spouses, families, teachers, and colleagues, we are a show-me society...

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