Father Ed Dougherty, M.M., commentary CommentaryLight One Candle Murdered priest was a witness of charity to the poor Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.November 24, 20203 min read To offer one’s entire life for others, and then to pray for those who persecute you, this is the way of the cross. CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle Learning to love as God loves Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.July 26, 20203 min read The greater people’s faults, the more difficult it becomes to see the good in them, which is why we must practice this skill in little ways with all those we encounter. CommentaryLight One Candle Friendships help us discover Christ Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.July 12, 20203 min read No matter the circumstances, friendship is not just an experience of enjoying the company of others. At its best, friendship is an opportunity to discover Christ. CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle Finding healing after tragedy or loss Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.March 25, 20203 min read There is no predictable timing for healing from loss but there are things we can do to help ourselves get through that painful period. CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle The Gift of St. Valentine’s Day Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.February 13, 20203 min read The stories surrounding the life of St. Valentine teach us that sacrifice is the ultimate gift that love demands of us. CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle Meeting God on holy ground Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.January 26, 20203 min read The revival of interest in the work of Fred Rogers indicates that our society yearns for the culture of respect and love of neighbor that he tried to foster. CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle A Catholic Apologist in the NFL Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.June 6, 20193 min read “The most important goal of a single Catholic man is to get his soul to heaven,” Zuerlein says, “but the most important goal of a married Catholic man expands to getting not only his own soul to heaven, but also those of his wife and children. It’s almost as if, as a result of the love that you share, you have one soul as a family.” CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle The Eucharist and Christ’s love Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.May 23, 20193 min read Ultimately, adoration opens our hearts to the reality of Christ’s love, empowering us to return to our everyday lives and relationships inspired to follow in his footsteps by making sacrifices and being willing to do what is right for the sake of others. CommentaryGuest CommentaryLight One Candle In praise of Catholic caregivers Father Ed Dougherty, M.M.February 6, 20184 min read It is important that Catholics remain confident in answering the call to serve while also upholding the beliefs that have been handed down to us by Christ.