Christmas classics: 5 films for you and your family to rediscover

As we celebrate the supreme gift of the Incarnation, and ponder again the miraculous love of our God, Who comes into our little human lives at Christmas and makes Himself one of us, it is also a great time to treasure the simple things that are dear to us, that make memories, and that fill […]


It is not too late! The last moments of Advent…

It is not too late! Advent is coming to a close, but it is not too late! Whether advent has passed without notice for you; whether advent has slipped through your fingers and you have felt no time to make or to pursue good resolutions; whether you have made the resolutions and tried with all […]

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The Lost Art of Waiting

Every once in a while I find myself sitting back on my heels, marveling at today’s latest technology. Most times we’re just too close to see it, but we live in an age of astounding achievements, a profusion of gismos and gadgets that are gradually re-shaping our lives, sawing off the corners of inconvenience and […]

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The Light of the World

Sometimes it seems like we are standing alone in a pitch black alley with no idea how to find our way to safety, comfort, or at least a place with enough light that we can see. Strained relationships, pain, isolation, and seemingly unforgivable mistakes can leave us feeling as if we could never find such […]


St. Stephen: Remembering the First Martyr

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those with whom he is pleased,” sang the heavenly hosts to the shepherds on the night of our Savior’s birth, giving us our first Christmas carol (a doxology). The angels bade the shepherds to throw away their fear and make haste to seek the […]