Good fences make bad neighbors

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to visit a good friend and his family. I often like to swing by on Sunday afternoons to experience … Read More

Walking with Moms in Need

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This … Read More

A Spring Drive in the Country

Recently, I went for a pleasant drive in the country. And as I drove past countless barns, silos and walkout ranch homes with thin plastic siding, I … Read More

Sharing our faith in a polarized world

“I just don’t understand why we can’t have healthy conversations today,” my friend Claire shared recently. “Is the age of civil discourse over?”  What prompted Claire’s question … Read More

A cup of sugar and Easter joy

“John, go next door and ask Mrs. Kleis for a cup of sugar.” Growing up, my mother would often send me on such an errand. Or sometimes … Read More