A meteor of a dad

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My dad doesn’t count his birthdays anymore. He did at one time, but four years ago, he moved on to bigger and better things,...

Imitating St. Joseph̕s most timely virtue

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There are many virtues that Christian piety has predicated of St. Joseph that, especially during this Year of St. Joseph, Catholics are called to...

What young people could most profit from hearing about Marriage

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Young people today experience various pressures and expectations that can make them anxious. In a recent essay, Professor Timothy P. O’Malley, of Notre Dame’s...

It’s virtually a whole new world

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Last edition I wrote about my grandparents, and it was one of my favorite columns over the last 20 years. It evoked from the depths...

Fostering Liturgical communion and love

"Every Liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the priest and of His Body which is the Church, is a Sacred action...

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...

Not on bread alone

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Just this morning I received an email from a friend on one of our family islands, asking me whether I would be writing an...

Imitating Ignatius as he imitated Francis and Dominic

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The most memorable Christmas present I’ve received was not from Santa during my infancy or sneakers, sports equipment or gadgets from my folks during...

The importance of grandparents

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One of my favorite memories growing up was when my grandfather would drop by our home for a surprise visit. I always loved seeing...

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...

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