On suicide: We cannot look away

Geraldine sat in the front row of my theology class. Disheveled and unkempt, her hand seemed to be perpetually raised to ask endless questions of our professors. … Read More

Wedding trends in 2018

According to Nielsen ratings, 29 million people woke up early to watch the May 19 royal wedding between Prince Harry and Megan Markle. This is a surprising … Read More

Veneration of the saints is not sinful

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: If most of us were to look in our wallets or purses, we would see a number of cards, a … Read More

Children change marriage – for the better

Twenty years ago, one of the deepest sorrows pierced my heart as I stared at yet another negative pregnancy test. For a couple of years my husband … Read More

Fasting for one hour before Communion

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: So many times as a priest I have heard the following: “I don’t want to be Catholic anymore. There are … Read More

How to melt hearts: The languages of love

After the recent blizzard in northeast Wisconsin, I was driving along the side streets marveling at the height of the snowbanks that piled up. With warm weather … Read More

‘If you see something, say something’

How many times have you heard people say, “You shouldn’t wear your religion on your sleeve” or “Faith should be kept private?” Many times, I am sure. … Read More

The church’s response to suicide

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Most of the time, our mistakes in life are not permanent. We rely on this. It seems that no matter … Read More