How people use the Bible online

One morning I received a call from my mother in Ireland. “Have you ever read any of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books?” she asked. I … Read More

Pregnant during Advent

My husband Joe and I are expecting our first baby, due early February. I can tell the time is drawing near, because the floor is littered with … Read More

The sacred pathway began in Bethlehem

I love everything about the season of Advent. The daily Scripture readings, the music, the anticipation of the celebration of the birth of Christ and the time … Read More

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Priceless

It was a hot and muggy day in August when I walked into the coolness of a large, air-conditioned department store. Most people were wearing shorts and … Read More

Stewardship and the works of mercy

I’m concerned, are you? We just celebrated Stewardship Weekend with the theme “Live Discipleship!” It potentially was a time of empowerment for all of us who profess … Read More

Jesus and the art of difficult conversations

Picture the following scene: You are sitting at the Thanksgiving table with your family and the conversation is lively and spirited. Suddenly, one of your family members … Read More

Be a revolutionary, be a saint

Who is your favorite revolutionary? If you have ever been to Boston or Philadelphia it is wonderful to get caught up in the history of our country. … Read More

Halloween and spiritual sleepwalking

As a child, I loved Halloween and looked forward to dressing up and going trick-or-treating. Recently, my son shared with me that he does not like Halloween. … Read More

Change is hard, change is beautiful

I recall sitting in one of my master’s classes with the late Bishop Aloysius Wycislo as he explained what our church was like as it was going … Read More