Philly: Brotherly Love and Pope Francis

Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia, a town fitting to his personality and his Papacy. It’s a hard-scrabble city, yet it is a city that has the highest “deep poverty rate” in the nation.

Laudato Si': Do You Invite Your Children Into Encounter With God’s Creation?

As I stepped off a tiny airplane onto a wet tarmac in my childhood hometown, the sweet aroma of post-rain mountain air stopped me in my tracks.  Each clean breath seemed to clear from my head the smog and drought and allergies of the city…

Good Friday: Comprehending the Loss of a Child

There are many parents who can't relinquish the horror of losing a child from their imaginations because they have lived it - they are living it.