A Baptism — {Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} Style

Call me pretty, call me boy. Just don't call me pretty boy!

Here’s a pictorial recap of Jude’s Baptism on Sunday, April 22, 2012.  As a friend said to me, there really are no words to describe this moment. So, I’ll allow the pictures to do the storytelling. Thanks to our dear friend Sue for snapping these photos. And Father Kautzky, we are blessed to call you friend […]

Your Spouse — A Channel of Grace


Through our baptism, each of us receives a special vocational calling from God. What is God calling you to? Priest or deacon? Perhaps consecrated religious life? Married or single life? In conjunction with National Vocations Awareness Week, a post on the vocation of marriage.

Until Death Do Us Part?

Today's Med News

Have you heard the latest comments from Reverend Pat Robertson? When asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from Alzheimer’s, he offered the following thoughts: “This is the woman…that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years and suddenly that person is […]

Holding Back and Hurting Ourselves

Who are we really hurting?

September 11, 2011: Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Have you ever held a grudge? C’mon, who among us hasn’t? When we have been wronged, our first instinct is usually to get angry. Our second instinct then is to hold onto our anger, because we somehow feel justified in doing so. Forgiveness comes later, much later if […]

The Curious Case of the Cursing Catholic Coach

Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly

How should Catholics respond when other Catholics publicly misrepresent the Church? That’s really the fundamental question. It has been before American Catholics ever since September 12, 1960 when John F. Kennedy, in a televised speech in Houston, essentially disavowed the influence of the Catholic faith on his political choices. With regard to politicians, U.S. bishops […]

To Hell With It!

Flannery Quote on Cup 1

You never know what to expect when a visiting priest arrives at your parish with a handful of spiritual talks prepared, folded in his back pocket, and ready to present in a four-night long parish mission. So I am quite happy to report the recent mission at my home parish, Saint Francis of Assisi, was […]

They Know Not What They Do


September 12, 2010: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time The daily Mass readings this past week urged us to conduct our affairs in a manner pleasing to God. In 1 Corinthians, St. Paul urged us to purge immorality from our lives (Mon.), deal justly with one another (Tue.), refrain from idolatry (Thu.), exercise discipline (Fri.), and […]