The Yellow Bus of Life

Remember when we were learning how to drive and how enthusiastically we prepared for the exams we had to pass in order to obtain a license? The road test was nerve-racking, to be sure. But before that, the written examination meant studying a book of rules and regulations that all...

God’s in the Details

I was recently pondering in quiet prayer time—and struggling with—the words on loss and grief from Thomas à Kempis’ Imitation of Christ: “If you can be still and suffer awhile, you shall without doubt see the help of God come in your need.” A short time later, I heard the...

Angels Amid Our Needs

I suspect I am not alone in associating September with attack. Even after twenty-two years, 9/11 is burned in my mind as a slow-motion unraveling of a horror-filled day. But the recollection always ends at our candlelit church, filled all night with people at prayer. We got a bitter taste...

Immaculata University: Where God Walks Beside the Drifters

Generation Z—those born between 1996 and 2010—and people younger than them are increasingly drifting away from institutional religions like the Catholic Church. Some go toward being “spiritual but not religious” while others move completely away from the rituals, practices, and beliefs of all religious institutions. How should we minister to...

Honor Your Loved Ones on All Souls’ Day

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. “My grandmother subscribed to Liguorian for decades.” “My parents always had a copy of Liguorian in our home when I was growing up.” Did your loved ones introduce you to the Liguorian magazine? Honor their memory...

Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Catching Up with Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York, is one of the most recognizable leaders of the Catholic Church in the United States. Known for his easygoing manner, welcoming strangers as if they were lifelong friends, and his exceptional memory for people’s names and the details of their lives, he is less intimidating than a person in his position might be. 

The Merits of Modesty

Modesty means to refrain from bragging, and it carries other definitions of value. “Today I will speak about the virtue of modesty,” a sophomore announced to his classmates from the podium during a public-speaking class at a Catholic college. Some of his peers looked quizzical, as if they had never...

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“Yes” to Protest

To say “no” is instinctual, self-determining, and self-actualizing. To say “no” is to protest, and it is as natural as eating, sleeping, and breathing. It’s how we defend ourselves, survive, and thrive. Take Descartes’, “I think, therefore I am” and adapt it based on what we have all seen from...

Staying Home for Good

Staying Home for Good

It’s treacherous to live in Honduras, migrating can be deadly, so care is vital for all who remain in this Central American country I had spent time in Honduras as part of my Jesuit formation, and I loved the people, but…live with them? Of course, I started looking for loopholes!...

Our Mother Is “All Eyes”

My reflection is based on a portion of John’s Gospel. Mary, the sorrowful mother, stands beneath the cross of her Son as the dying Jesus calls to her: “Woman!” Of course, this is not the first time that Scripture quotes him speaking to his mother. When the wine runs out...

A Return to “Rockwell”

In May, we celebrate Mother’s Day. In June, Father’s Day. So, across both months, why not celebrate Catholic Family Day? A family of ten once lived near the constant sea breeze sweeping in from the Atlantic. Occasionally a long weekend away from work allowed the father to indulge in his...

A Time to Reset and Repurpose

As we make our way through Lent and prepare for Easter, our Lord gives us a glorious opportunity to reset and repurpose our lives. Now is the time to cleanse and renew. Now is the time to revive ourselves in the holy Eucharist. We are in the midst of a...

“The Other” Is Jesus

The Palm Sunday and Good Friday proclamations of Jesus’ passion can feel overwhelming. There is so much for our souls and our liturgy to take in. The arrest of Jesus, his interrogation, scourging, crowning with thorns, condemnation, the carrying of the cross, and his crucifixion can overload our liturgy and...

St. Joseph the Mentor

The Catholic Church recognizes the crucial role St. Joseph assumed in the lives of Jesus and Mary. We celebrate his feast on March 20 this year and honor his many virtues by addressing him with several illustrious titles. In fact, we have an entire “litany” of more than twenty distinct...

Broken and Healed: An Easter Message

Let Easter be the day you break open a new way to see the Real Presence of Christ. Many Easters ago, my family drove to the city where I ministered to attend Mass and allow us to spend the holiday together. To spare my mom from preparing a big meal...

Photo of succulent by Fr. Byron J. Miller, CSsR

Finding God in the Garden

A tour of memories reveals our Lord to one of his guides Gregory J. Rohde Genesis tells us that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Have you ever wondered what God did on the eighth day? God walked in a garden. The apple doesn’t...

Ride-On-St-Louis

The Healers Wear Saddles

Horses Help Clients Hurdle Struggles Ride On St. Louis uses equine-assisted services to help people with disabilities. Cofounder Marita Wassman explains. Q. Please provide a brief history and the mission of Ride On St. Louis.  A. Ride On St. Louis promotes health and enriches lives through love, joy, and holistic...

Marriage God's Way

Marriage God’s Way

A Christian marriage is a sacred covenant between three parties: a husband, wife, and God. A husband and wife who are filled with Christ’s love will seek union and peace with one another. Keeping Christ at the center of your relationship is the one principle that promotes all others. The...