We’re thankful for beauty and for grace.
On my visit to the Holy Land in May of this year to film for our next production on the Holy Father's pilgrimage, we went to the Church of the Synagogue, which I hadn't seen on my previous visit in 2011. Here, it is believed, is where the event from Luke 4:15 happened, when Jesus read from … [Read More...]
Three days from now–November 19, 2014–would have been my grandparents’ 70th wedding anniversary. They did not quite make it to that milestone. Both of them passed away this summer, he on July 28 and she on August 14, just seventeen days apart. Both were ninety years old, and they lived independently … [Read More...]
Deep in our hearts, we love winter. Not the way we love snowflakes and sleigh bells and warm woolen mittens, which isn’t really deep at all, nor even the way we love ice skates and snow days and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. All these things are good, but it is not for their sake that we love … [Read More...]
For the musically inclined among you, Pontifical Mission Societies has launched its 2014 Song Contest for Young Catholics. There are two divisions, the Adolescent category for high school students and the Young Adult category for ages 18-29. This year’s contest is based on the theme “I will build my … [Read More...]
I don’t know about you, but I always seem to leave the voting booth with my eyes closed and my upper lip curled from the stench of… well, you know. Since misery loves company, I decided to console myself with the electoral cynicism of greater minds than mine. From Winston Churchill: The best … [Read More...]