America, the Resilient

Reminiscing seems to go hand in hand with getting older.  When I slow down enough to look at life through the eyes of my children, I see a world vastly different from the one in which I grew up.  As a product of Generation X, my age group may be the last to remember a childhood without electronic games and […]

Labor Relations with Children

Photography by Paul Johnson

How important do you think it is for children to help around the house? And how can I get my kids to do more? Sometimes it’s easier on my nerves if I just do the chores myself. Chores are loaded with lessons about life. They show, not merely tell, a youngster that living in this home is everyone’s privilege, so […]

Cardinal stresses that Right to Life is issue number one!

Courtesy of "Architect of the Capitol"

Dear Friends, Without the protection of the right to life, no other discussion of human rights can continue. So declared Cardinal Renato Martino in an interview I conducted with him about politics and elections. As we approach Election Day, some – even within the Church – will distort and hide the fact that the Church (and commonsense, by the way) make […]

The Duty of Catholics to Vote

Courtesy of "Architect of the Capitol"

Dear Friends, As we approach Election Day and as voting is already underway in many states, we have to cut through the fog and confusion that some try to perpetuate regarding Catholic teaching on voting. In the video below, Cardinal Renato Martino gives us clarity and courage to say what has to be said: No Catholic can vote for a […]

Sex and the Married Woman

My first job after college graduation was as a “Training Specialist” at a large corporation.  I taught computer software classes.  It was the mid-80’s and I had all sorts of plans for life.  I had just delivered my first son and my sister was his caregiver during my long days at work.  I loved my job, I loved my new […]

Liturgy Well Done

I am away from my home parish today.  I attended Holy Mass with my wife at a church where no one knows me. We enjoyed one of the very rare opportunities to sit together in the pews during Mass. Normally I am serving in the Sanctuary in my role as deacon. Anyway, this morning I was both a member of […]