ShareI am aware that in saying this, I stand against many of you: people whom I respect, people whose work on behalf of the Church is laudable. But the vitriol directed against Cardinal Bernard Law must stop!
ShareYou may not know this—who thinks of St. Wenceslaus except at Christmastime?—but today, September 28, is his feastday. Wenceslaus was born in 903 to a Christian father and a pagan mother. It was his devout grandmother, St. Ludmilla, who educated Wenceslaus in the Christian faith. After Wenceslaus’ father, Duke Wratislaw, died, his pagan mother Dragomir [...]
ShareHer son was a wild one. She had tried to impart solid virtues and a lively faith—but her atheist husband quashed that with his brusque way and bad example. So when her eldest son reached his teens, he broke away—rejecting Christianity for an occult religion, and preferring an easy life of casual relationships and carefree [...]
Share“This store,” asked the diminutive Filipino woman as I reached for the door at my local Dress Barn, “do they only sell clothes for you, or do they also sell clothes for thin women like me?” What would you have done? Gotten angry or hurt or insulted? Laughed it off? I blinked in amazement as [...]
ShareIt’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! Once again, the Tigers and Hammerheads and Bullheads and Great Whites will thrill, moving ominously through peaceful waters—dorsal fins gleaming, jaws taut, teeth menacing as they glide toward their unsuspecting prey. We’ll watch “Jaws” again, both the first one and the sequel; and we’ll worry again whether everyone [...]