Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Unrequited Lover

I have always been a slow reader. With apprehension, I opened to the first pages of that formidable brick, Les Miserables a year ago. Yesterday I turned the last page, but that book sure was worth the long haul! Sitting … Continue reading

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Giving His Life for Life

I’ve rarely met a more prolife person than Mike Stack. When I served years ago as the office manager at Mother and Unborn Baby Care Problem Pregnancy Center in Southfield, Michigan, I got to know Mike through his volunteer work … Continue reading

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Pope in Korea

“It’s not up to you to choose whether or not you have a vocation. It’s God who chooses!” – Pope Francis The Pope said this to 6,000 Asian youth during his visit to Korea. Here are some of my own … Continue reading

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It’s Not Science Fiction Anymore

I’m going to tell you a scary story. Imagine a world years in the future. You live in an enclosed society with other survivors of a cataclysmic disaster that contaminated most of the outside world. In your underground shelter, everyone … Continue reading

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Coming Back to Your Home

My second year in seminary, I was asked to call a few high school students and invite them to a retreat at the seminary. One particular call, which lasted only about 10 seconds, stands out to me still. It was … Continue reading

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What the ALS Challenge Has Done

I watched a video today from a man named Anthony, shared by some of my Facebook friends. I am not going to provide a link for it because it contains some things that might be offensive, but the overall message … Continue reading

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GPS

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Bl. Mother Teresa I love the GPS in my car. No matter how many times I take a wrong turn, it calmly recalculates and tells … Continue reading

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Build up our Church!

“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds….What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.” St. Thomas More The Catholic Church (including my own … Continue reading

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Reaping what we sow

News media have been pondering a recent Harvard study that found that young people are, well, not so nice. The study surveyed 10,000 teens at 33 schools across the United States. When asked about their priorities, 48 percent said “achievement.” … Continue reading

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Providence and pizza

“Hey, your car’s on fire!” shouted the man from the car beside me. It was mid-July and I was driving through downtown Chicago with a van full of boys headed for summer camp. And it did look like my car … Continue reading

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