How comfortable are you in the world today? We are facing an onslaught of disturbances from severe weather to nuclear arms. Violence, hunger, and injustice can be identified in every corner. If you had the power to bring peace and justice absolutely everywhere, would you do it? In fact, you do have such power. Mary […]

Early Indiana pioneers had few if any churches to go to. Villages were scattered across the state which made it difficult to form a congregation and build a church. French missionaries were the first to serve the religious needs of Indiana. Their first church was built in Vincennes sometime before 1750. With the arrival of […]

A few years ago, I spoke at a diocesan conference in the Gulf Coast on my book, Grieving with Mary. I was particularly impressed with a group of young people who showed their enthusiasm for our Holy Mother and said they pray the rosary daily. Unfortunately, I know few others of their age who do. […]

“Leaders have the power to change the course of history. They envision a future few others see, develop a path to that future destination, and motivate others to follow their lead. They create ripples by challenging beliefs and encouraging personal and professional growth. As parents, siblings, neighbors, co-workers, and friends we are all leaders to […]

Our early struggles often feed our future successes. They can provide opportunities for personal growth and creative inspiration. Such is the way with Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, into a poor family. The Andersen’s lived in a one-bedroom home in an impoverished area. They moved two years later to a […]

With the recent passing of singer, songwriter Glen Campbell (1936-2017), attention draws once again on Alzheimer’s. Mr Campbell was one of the 5.5 million Americans currently living with the disease. Our greatest advocate in fighting this most critical public health hazard and our nation’s most expensive illness, may well be the Alzheimer’s Association. The organization […]

Remember those busy days when our families were young and on the move? People surrounded us. In addition to our friends and family, the parents of our children’s friends, neighbors, church ministries, and coworkers filled our lives. How often we wished back then for a quiet moment. As that wish becomes a reality, we can […]