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Did you see that Pope Francis has designated Saints Joachim and Ann, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as “patrons of grandparents?” Bravo, Holy Father! No surprise, as you have so often … more
Alguien puede presumir de sus debilidades? La pregunta tiene sentido, pues, normalmente, de lo que la gente presume es de sus fortalezas y de sus logros. Consideran que las debilidades personales no … more
Este año, el Día de la Independencia, el 4 de julio, fue un domingo. ¡Bien! ¡Podemos alabar a Dios por nuestra libertad y nuestro amado país mucho mejor en la Misa Dominical! Podemos … more
Marty Rogers walks the walk in his South Bronx neighborhood. He is usually doing something to lift up his Melrose community or Immaculate Conception parish there, often both at the same time. A … more

Rosary-challenged. That’s how I’ve described myself for most of my life. Don’t get me wrong. I have more sets of rosary beads than I can count, tucked away in my nightstand … more

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both.In music you can measure it. The tempo called largo—Italian for slow and broad—clocks in at 40 to … more
El Evangelio de Marcos nos narra el conocido pasaje de la curación de una hemorroísa (Cf., Mc 5, 25-34). La escena se desarrolla cuando Jesús va en camino hacia la casa de Jairo (un jefe de la … more
This year, Independence Day, the fourth of July, is on a Sunday.Good! We can praise God for our freedom and our beloved country all the better at Sunday Mass!We can recall the observation of Billy … more
This month our country celebrates 245 years of liberty and justice for all. We proudly proclaim our sincere dedication to these two values, liberty and justice, whenever we pledge our allegiance to … more
A remarkable retreat-style meeting took place June 9-10 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie involving a few dozen members of the John 17 Movement, which promotes the unity of all believers in … more
It’s now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for native Baltimoreans of a certain vintage (like me) it is, was and always will be “the Old … more
With extra time on their hands because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people have decided to declutter their homes and discard what they no longer need. This often means tossing items that have … more
The sense of place and pull to the wild that inspired Nick Ripatrozone’s new book are tucked in his very name. The rip-roaring surname is the name of a mountain town in central Italy, which the … more
La Eucaristía ocupa en lugar especialísimo dentro de los siete sacramentos, pues en ella no sólo se nos confiere la gracia, sino que se hace presente el mismo autor de la Gracia, Jesucristo, quien … more
Since Pentecost Sunday almost a month ago, our Catholic calendar has been full of moving feasts. I’m thinking of Trinity Sunday, a week after Pentecost; Corpus Christi, the following Sunday; the … more
Recientemente tuve un sábado muy agradable. Primero, camino a la parroquia de Santa Columba en Chester para bendecir la expansión de su cementerio y su nuevo patio de juegos, ambos logrados a … more
When he first began as chief operating officer of the nonprofit Care for the Homeless in 2016, Ronald Lawson thought that if he worked hard every day, he “would be helping our organization go out … more
Last week I was working out in a corner of our backyard where I decided to create a meditation garden. The area, which had once been home to a swing set, had become overrun with weeds and was, for … more
The spring is truly a beautiful time of the year. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we see signs of life returning all around us. It is a season that lifts the human spirit. The … more
Currently streaming on Disney+ is the 2021 Christopher Award-winning feature film “Clouds,” based on Laura Sobiech’s 2014 memoir “Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small … more
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