The power of prayers
Aug 09 2016
As people of faith, prayer is our business – or at least it should be our business.
World Youth Day: Source of hope
Aug 09 2016
We are passing through a particularly dark moment in the world’s history. But ... I found much ground for hope.
Trump, Kaine and more illusions
Aug 03 2016
American Catholics for whom the noun, not the adjective, is determinative are thus faced with a brutal fact: our deeply wounded political culture has produced two impossible options in the 2016 Republican and Democratic tickets.
In support of the Conscience Protection Act
Jul 14 2016
The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 is necessary in that it will protect health care professionals from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court.
Big sister did good
Jul 13 2016
My sister, Helen Eder, died May 14, the eve of my 45th anniversary as a priest.
Dreaming of an ordinary summer
Jul 07 2016
At the end of the school year, when Rita's kindergartener came home with his summer bucket list, he had written three words: “Swim. Movies. Picnic.”