Children pray for the victims of the Paris attacks in front of the French embassy in Prague

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

November 13th was a great day for me. I went to a charity auction for my parish, met with old friends, made some new ones, ate, dance, sang, and was merry. Unfortunately at the same time it was one of the most terrible days for many other people around the world. It is hard to […]

9/11: Day of Tragedy, Day of Hope

Today is 9/11.  It is the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks made by terrorists against the United States at the World Trade Center in New York City. To some, ten years ago was to be the day that America was forever overcome by darkness.  Terrorists hoped – if it can be called a […]

What Would Fr. O’Leary Do?

Since the time of the Hebrews it has been a political practice in every society to espouse your nation with good virtue and your enemy’s with evil. It is common, also, for a nation’s leaders to attribute God’s (or gods’) favor with them and God’s wrath on their enemies. This practice still exists in a […]