Of witnessing and parenting

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Growing up in Fall River, it seemed that our parish would find any excuse to have a procession. Whether it was two processions for...

Be the light!

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It’s that time of year again! Beginning of the school year; a fresh, new start! It’s also that time of year where I share...

There is something foul in the air

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It had been a pleasant day so far here in Kalaupapa. The sun was shining and the breezes blowing. I had just walked into...

Oh, the places you will go!

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As we come to a close of this most unusual school year, many of you are coming to the close of your high school...

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...

The great danger of a misguided charity and false compassion

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The push to substitute “gender identity” or “gender expression” for biological sex has enormous ramifications in terms of law, education, economy, health, medicine, safety,...

Father Verbis Lafleur: One of St. Landry’s most valiant sons

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At the beginning of August, I traveled to Grand Coteau, La., to preach some conferences to the seminarians of the Diocese of Lafayette. I...

Endbeginnings

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As a teen-ager, Jesus’ words about the end of the ages (Mk 13:24-32) seemed so frightening that I quickly moved past them to latch...

Miracle of Peace

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I have had a few intentions lately for prayers for healing and some of these prayers are for miracles. I have looked up specific...

Handing down the faith at church

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How can parents pass their religion on to the next generation?  Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk, sociology professors at the University of Notre Dame and...

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