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, …

From Cross to Crucifix

Memorial Day has special meaning for me as it does for so many, particularly for those who have lost loved ones in the service of their country. Six years ago on this day, at my retirement from the Marine Corps, I had the great honor to lay my uniform down …

God does not punch a clock as he builds

Jubilees mark growth of the Catholic Church as dioceses plan for milestone celebrations  As we continue to bask in the glories of the faith during April, May and June, we have an opportunity every year to examine, review, reflect and remember such great mysteries as the Incarnation, the Redemption, the …

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 …