April 2016

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We Are Pilgrims

Who knew that the twelfth hole was going to be a killer? Throughout the Masters Tournament, the commentators were focused on young Jordan Spieth. He was the darling–the favorite—and he was way ahead of the pack. As his drive left the...

40 Keys to Discovering Mary and the Saints

Catholic Digest is pleased to announce the release of a special issue devoted to learning more about Mary and the saints.   40 Keys to Discovering Mary and the Saints is a beautiful and inspiring look at some of the ways the...

Lost and Found

Loss—everyone experiences it. Every loss has its own level of emotion. There is the trivial yet less emotional loss like that felt by the whole state of North Carolina when Kris Jenkins’s three-point shot beat the buzzer and wrested the national...

The Shadow of Doubt

It occurs to me that the wheels of society need a unique source of lubrication. The smooth running of society demands a certain level of doubt. One might think that faith, trust, and mutual respect are much better lubricants...

A Paschal Symphony!

The blurred visions of shattered glass and clearing smoke announced yet another slaughter of the innocent. I stared blankly at the wave of human fear racing from a bombed out departure lounge and struggling to climb to the surface from...

The Stones Are Crying Out!

What a mob scene it must have been that day when Jesus entered Jerusalem to the cries of “Hosanna” and “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”   It was a disturbing scene to the Pharisees. They...

No Throwing Stones!

Lenten penance nears its end and Easter joy is in sight, I find that two of my predominant emotions are anger and bewilderment. I am not very happy with the state of the world today.   Among the things I am most...

As We Forgive!

When in the world did asking for or offering forgiveness become a sign of weakness? Today the country has a leading presidential candidate who wears as a badge of honor the fact that he has never asked God for forgiveness. The country...

Kind and Merciful

Whether nor not you are a history buff, it is important for you to know that this week celebrates the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of Verdun. This battle between the advancing German army and the French...