Why does the new instituted ministry of catechist matter to you?

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How could I forget Ms. Mary Walsh, my third-grade teacher, who, I am confident, suffered a martyrdom not only trying patiently to teach me...

How big is a barley loaf?

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Jesus feeds a multitude of people from five barley loaves and two fish (Jn 6:1-15). By the time one is a middle-aged Catholic, one...

Carving out Sacred Space

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The young man was making the after-school help session so much longer and more difficult than it had to be. Today, everything was a...

Desperation move

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I just got back from the March for Life where I was blessed to attend the Life is Very Good Rally on the Thursday night...

Thank you

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In my last column I shared a struggle that has plagued me all my life, and the response from Anchor readers was overwhelming. Thank you all...

He had the whole world in his hands

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I must admit that far too often I hear the Gospel reading at Mass and think to myself, “I know what the message is here....

Heart burn

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As you may have read in The Anchor a few weeks ago, the diocese has started a new 40-hour Devotion to the Eucharist. On...

A long overdue pep (and mem) talk

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As you can see on page one of this edition of The Anchor, Pope Francis has designated this Sunday (July 25) as the first...

Celebrating the centenary of St. John Paul II’s birth

The typical Polish Happy Birthday song is “Sto Lat,” which translates into English as “100 years, 100 years, may he/she live, live for us...

Rekindling a spark

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Recent Liturgical readings call our attention in a powerful way to the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. We simply...

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