‘We would like to see Jesus’, they said and still say

‘We would like to see Jesus’, the Greeks said in today’s Gospel. They said that then. People still say it today. That is my experience repeatedly. People want to talk about God, believe it or not! They ask. They pose questions. They inquire. They are curious. Some are contentious, but many are genuinely interested. Are … Continue reading

A Man, A Mission, A Method – Academically Excellent and Passionately Catholic

We all know that over the last several decades, Catholic higher education has undergone a series of significant changes. Some universities that bear the name Catholic many times appear to hold values contrary to the Catholic Faith. Some institutions allow and even support positions and activities that are contrary to the Church’s teachings. Non-Catholic and … Continue reading

I’m Invited To the Royal Wedding!

Yes! So exciting! Quite extraordinary when you really think of it. A tremendous and unmerited privilege. A debt I will never be able to repay. And not just me: my whole family is invited. Some, for reasons I do not fully understand, have declined. Maybe next time.  The preparation up to this point has been … Continue reading

Here I am, Lord, I have come to do Your will! (National Vocation Awareness Week)

These were the words and the attitude of so many of our ancestors in the faith! The Prophet Isaiah was quite proactive in his response. Not waiting to be asked, he offered himself in service: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then … Continue reading

Lights, Oil, Action!

Yes, water, white garments, and lots of prayers too. Do you remember your Baptism? I don’t mean the actual ceremony – one filled with meaningful and life-transforming rites and rituals  – though it is not a bad idea at all to go over what took place the day of your Baptism (www.fisheaters.com/baptism2.html).  I mean, do you … Continue reading