Wisdom, Be Attentive!

On a flight from Minneapolis to Portland earlier this year, I sat next to an airline pilot who was making his way home to Alaska.  We struck-up a conversation and, after the usual pleasantries and small talk, began talking about our families.  We spent a lot of time...

No Turning Back

A review of the book, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you (1 Peter 5:6). “That guy’s a priest?” This is what my awe-struck father whispered to me as we...

It Doesn’t End Here

A review of the book, It Doesn’t End Here: An Amazing Journey of Faith and Forgiveness by Dawn Marie Roeder “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy” (Saint...

Saint Angela Marie

A few years back, I was delighted to hear that some Notre Dame friends of mine were pregnant with their fifth child.  But my joy quickly turned to sorrow when I read the first line of the email: “It started as a routine ultrasound.”  They quickly learned...

Freedom from Gleedom

My 13-year old daughter is mad at me because I won’t let her watch Glee. I’ve heard of the show but since we don’t have cable or satellite television, I’d never seen it.  So I viewed several full-length episodes online and also looked at numerous episode clips.  I...