A lesson in hope, mercy and healing

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo, are the only living species in the division ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. This remarkable species is found in fossils dating back to … Read More

Humor is the secret to happiness

Can you and your spouse relate to this cute joke? “At every party there are two kinds of people: those who want to go home and those … Read More

NFP: A form of discipleship

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus encounters a rich young man who is curious about what it takes to attain eternal life. Having kept the commandments from … Read More

My grandfather’s tools passed down to me

Recently I helped my father clean his basement. The need for basements to be cleaned, as you well know, is one of the most lamentable consequences of … Read More

Your marriage can change the world

“If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family,” (St. Teresa of Kolkata). This beautiful quote is needed so desperately … Read More

Rabbits, both wild and domesticated

I always wanted a pet growing up. Being an only child, it was really the best that I could do. But because of my mother’s allergies, and … Read More

The Great Pause of 2020

It seems that the topic of COVID-19 is never far from our hearts, minds and lips these days. Some people find that it is the only topic … Read More

Year of St. Joseph for our marriages

On March 19, 2020, northeast Wisconsin was experiencing a typical gray day with a rain-snow mix. On this day, many people had just started to self-quarantine and … Read More

Mary: Speaking words of wisdom

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me” begins the famous song, “Let It Be,” by the Beatles. Written originally for Paul … Read More

Standing near the church entrance

A number of years ago, I became the pastor of a parish which had an enormous and worrisome debt. Shortly after arriving, I was called to anoint … Read More