In the eye of a hurricane of grace

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane of grace. That was how I best remember my first Mass as a priest. Things were rather … Read More

Couples should develop their listening skills

Spring fever has crept into northeast Wisconsin and the longer and warmer days have made everything seem a little brighter. Spring and love seem to go hand-in-hand … Read More

When the end is just the beginning

“The end is just the beginning.” — T.S. Eliot Have you ever been so engrossed in a book or a movie that the ending sneaks up on … Read More

With God in our lives, we can change

I have a particular affinity for small towns. I find them to be charming, intimate and real. They say that “small is beautiful” and I have found … Read More

Of remnants and elm trees

I am convinced that in the lowest bowels of hell dwells an insect. This nefarious creature, called the elm bark beetle, has left destruction and sadness wherever … Read More

The link between physical, spiritual clutter

In homes across America, it seems many people are on a mission to de-clutter! Even with the typical uptick in January donations, thrift stores all across the … Read More

What can St. Valentine teach us about love?

It is fair to say that February has a very large red heart over it that basically overshadows the entire month. Even though St. Valentine’s Day is … Read More

A gift that speaks ‘home’ to many

It was a phone call that our diocesan Office of Evangelization would never forget. “I would like to talk to someone about coming back to the Catholic … Read More