Well, look what’s going on over at CatholicMom.com today! It’s “Small Success Thursday” at this hub of encouragement for Catholic mothers. Each Thursday, moms are urged to post three small successes that they’ve experienced during the previous week. Sharing successes – no matter how small – helps both the success-er Read more…
“It could be said, without exaggeration, that the family is the engine of the world and of history.” Pope Francis said today in his address to the participants in the 21st Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
Our Holy Father uses an interesting term when referring to the family – engine. What does an engine do? It converts energy and uses power to produce force and motion. That’s an active, rather than passive definition of family and is a reminder to us that we families must be the driving force in bringing the world back to Christ. (more…)
This Sunday, October 27, I’ll be giving my popular presentation, “When’s God Gonna Show Up?” after the 9am Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha, WI. All are welcome – guys, gals, young, and old. Please join us! Find out more here.
I hear my friend Paul singing. “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble…” You’d think that, for as many times as I’ve tasted shoe leather I would have absolutely no trouble cutting myself a huge slice of humble pie and eating it with gusto.
As I chomp down my pie, I’d like to take a moment to qualify my comment about secular media. It could have been taken to imply that (more…)
Well, this is interesting.
Channel 12 News wants to interview me about the sacredness of holidays. Yeah, me. About the sacredness of holidays. A reporter called the house tonight while I was out grocery shopping. She wanted to talk to me about an article/blog post I’d actually written a couple of years ago for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, about keeping holidays as holydays. (more…)
Last week, I was asked to run commentary for the live stream of the Opening Ceremonies of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt’s Jubilee Year held in Vallendar, Germany but broadcast worldwide through the EWTN Studios in Birmingham, Alabama.
Because the need had come up (more…)