Before the Little Sisters of the Poor were famous for challenging the HHS mandate, my daughter, Molly, volunteered at one of their homes for the aged. Her stories about the joy in that house so inspired me (An old folks’ home […]Read more
Sinner or saint, perfect we ain’t!
Who was this lady of refinement, so different from the Belgian farmer turned priest, who dared waste herself in that forsaken place?Read more
Mark Wahlberg’s best moment emceeing the Festival of Families in Philadelphia came right after Bobby Hill sang a pure and piercing Pie Jesu before Pope Francis and the world. The boy got to meet the Holy Father, a thrilling moment […]Read more
I love being middle aged. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t love the mousy gray hair which loiters at my temples, even though Miss Clairol and I kick it out every ten weeks. I don’t love my matching set of […]Read more
Some spiritual works of mercy are more popular than others. “Comfort the Sorrowful” and “Counsel the Doubtful,” for example, have their own line of greeting cards with flowers and small, fuzzy animals on them. People buy them by the millions. […]Read more
Do we really get Mother Mary? We know God made her perfectly sinless. She needed to be perfect, because Jesus would take his human nature from her. That’s why she was humble, meek, and so, so good. And that’s where […]Read more
Ray Liotta avoids typecasting in art as well as in life. He’s an on-screen maniac who says he can’t imagine hurting someone in real life. He’s won acclaim for playing menacing characters in Goodfellas and Unlawful Entry as well as […]Read more