“One of the last things Mary said to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta was not to offend the Lord our God anymore because he is already so much offended.For months Mary, as did the Angel of peace, spoke to them about all of us changing our ways and praying for the conversion of sinners. When Lucia presented […]

“Sin is not something we like to talk about, or even admit to, but the truth is that we all sin–and we sin often. We are surrounded by temptations, and the human spirit is weak. We repeatedly hurt ourselves, one another, and God’s creations. The good part is that God forgives us. Amazingly, there isn’t […]

Prior to Mary’s apparitions to three shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, an angel appeared to them. The children described the angel as male, about 14/15 years of age, pure white, and transparent. He said he was The Angel of Peace. The Angel prepared the way for Mary’s apparitions in […]

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 […]