Unity on the Fifth Commandment and basic Sacramental Theology

N ext week the Church will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. It is a time for us, as Sat. Thomas Aquinas wrote in 1263,...

Following the Good Shepherd

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Have you ever been lost? I don’t mean taking the wrong exit off of a turnpike, or even those times in childhood when you...

Growing in devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus

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One of the fruits of the Year of St. Joseph just concluded was the opportunity to enter into his contemplative, hardworking silence and to...

The Last Farewell

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"There’s a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor, tomorrow for old England she sails; “Far away from your land of sunshine to...

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,...

In my life …

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This week I turned 65. It feels like yesterday when I was a lad and saw people who were “old,” meaning over 50. Sixty-five...

Protesting on both knees

On June 4, I was returning from early morning Mass for religious Sisters across Midtown Manhattan when, on 48th Street, I entered the pedestrian...

Male and female, He created them

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Our bodies tell a divine story, making the invisible visible. When we don’t have a clear understanding of the whys in life, it is difficult...

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...

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...

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