RSSBlog

Hope rekindled, thanks to an a cappella carol

Hope rekindled, thanks to an a cappella carol

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

During the early ‘80s, when I moonlighted as a disc jockey at a country music station in Rapid City, South Dakota, my Advent was defined by one song and Christmas by another.

Continue Reading

An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In my family, food is love. When I was a child, the holiday abundance was quite unlike any other time of year – bowls of chocolates sprinkled around the house, platters of spritz and fudge and peanut butter blossoms on every table. We baked for days, then piled up the proceeds in a shaky tower of tupperware in the back porch.

Continue Reading

Continue to be guided by the Light of Christ

Continue to be guided by the Light of Christ

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, I pray that Our Lord Jesus will come into your life with His blessings of love, peace, and hope.

Continue Reading

There are two golden rules; these days we are heeding the wrong one

There are two golden rules; these days we are heeding the wrong one

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

When he spoke to Congress last month, Pope Francis quietly urged his listeners to heed the Golden Rule of “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Continue Reading

WCC supports diverting family planning funding away from Planned Parenthood

WCC supports diverting family planning funding away from Planned Parenthood

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barbara Sella Wisconsin Catholic Conference On September 2, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference testified in favor of reforming how Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act funds are disbursed in Wisconsin at a public hearing of the Assembly Committee on Health. Federal Title X funds are used to provide family planning and related preventive […]

Continue Reading

Parenting 101 – as exemplified by Ss. Joachim and Anne

Parenting 101 – as exemplified by Ss. Joachim and Anne

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Valuable lessons from the Blessed Mother’s parents.

Continue Reading

Perinatal Hospice: Encountering and comforting infants and families

Perinatal Hospice: Encountering and comforting infants and families

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Legislative hearings are valuable means of educating the public. During a June 2 hearing in the State Capitol for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (companion bills Senate Bill 179 and Assembly Bill 237), those present learned about a little-known but invaluable program known as perinatal hospice.

Continue Reading

We’ve been here before: Marriage and the ‘Room of Tears’

We’ve been here before: Marriage and the ‘Room of Tears’

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, I had the privilege of spending four hours in the Sistine Chapel with my Word on Fire team.

Continue Reading

Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si'” of the Holy Father Francis, On Care for Our Common Home

Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si'” of the Holy Father Francis, On Care for Our Common Home

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.

Continue Reading

Minimum wage is our recognition of the dignity of all who work

Minimum wage is our recognition of the dignity of all who work

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

We often hear it said that having a job gives people dignity.

Continue Reading