America: Home to persecuted?

In 1980, Neil Diamond released a song called “America.” It spoke about immigrants and refugees coming to this country “on the boats and on the planes. … … Read More

Summer heat and cool air

Those lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer that Nat King Cole sang about are upon us, along with high temperatures. The first week of July saw the thermometer hit … Read More

Forming a more perfect union

It seemed appropriate that we returned to our churches “in person” on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. We could, for the first time … Read More

Fatherhood needs prayers

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day, an observance conceived by the daughter of a widowed Civil War veteran in 1910. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the … Read More

‘Renew the face of the earth’

“If you take away their breath, they perish and return to their dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created, and you renew the face … Read More

Racism: Another deadly virus

While the world’s attention is focused on a deadly virus that has taken the lives of more than 318,000 people worldwide, another virus continues to plague the … Read More

The race to find a vaccine

Around the globe, people are practicing safeguards to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19. Staying at home, wearing masks and social distancing are among the new — … Read More

Monitor your mental health

Social distancing may be a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it can also wreak havoc on one’s mental health. Other life changes brought … Read More

The virus hits close to home

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began its attack in Europe, Pope Francis has continually trumpeted a need to care for the most vulnerable: the elderly, the poor … Read More

Despite fears, Easter came

All of us were disappointed when we couldn’t celebrate Holy Week, Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday this year in the ways we are used to: praying together … Read More