This amazing Church of ours

This morning, I ran across this video about The Church Up Close. It was posted July 7, 2014 and features Fr. John Wauck, Professor in the School of Church Communcations at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Fr. Wauck does an excellent job of explaining exactly what The Church Read more…

The Church Up Close – Rome, here I come!

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Well, folks, I’m off to Rome.

I’ve been accepted to The Church Up Close, a program run by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross for foreign journalists who cover the Roman Catholic Church. It will take place at the university September 8-14, 2014. Yep, we’re talking Vatican here.

The theme of this intense, week-long seminar is “Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis,” and I’ll be studying with journalists from around the world, learning from highly (more…)

The irresistable Ms. Daisy

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Ms. Daisy is becoming pretty popular these days. That’s partly my fault, since I love to post on my social media about the adventures of our lhasa apso-poodle mix. She’s just…fun. Her playfulness is contagious and her affectionate nature is capable of melting the hearts of even the most hardened dog haters.

She’s also sweet, in the opinion of her “fans.” Of course, I think she’s sweet, but I’m biased. Personal feelings aside, I do find it intriguing that people can pick up on her sweetness even in a pic posted online.  Is it her eyes? The way she holds herself? Regardless, folks are (more…)

Three lines from the Declaration of Independence to ponder this Fourth of July

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As youth, many of us were required to memorize – or at least study – the Declaration of Independence. Although we might not be able to quote it now, we’re probably able to spot it if we hear it read or recited by someone else. At least I hope so.

The Declaration of Independence is more than a long-ago proclamation of separation from Great Britain, it’s a legacy, left for (more…)