Protecting what we celebrate

The truths, rights and freedoms our country commemorates also are a summons to protect and defend Independence Day always reminds me of the Gateway Arch on the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Since the time it was completed in 1965, when I was 8 years old, …

Close to your heart

Let there be nothing closer to your heart than Christ, Our Eucharistic Lord and Savior  With the end of the Easter season, we enter into another season that the Church calls Ordinary Time, which in truth is anything but ordinary—we are, after all, fully into the baseball season! But seriously, …

Come to My House and Stay

The mystery of woman and motherhood is intimately connected with the mystery of the Church One of the many things I love about the Easter Season are the daily Mass readings that take us through one of my favorite books of the Bible—the Acts of the Apostles. During these 50 …