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Francis, Peter and the Catholic press

Francis, Peter and the Catholic press

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although February is Catholic press month, the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of Catholic writers and journalists, is Jan. 24.

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Blessings and challenges to come

Blessings and challenges to come

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Blessings come in many forms, some more intimidating than others.

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Culture, Christianity and Christmas

Culture, Christianity and Christmas

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love to look at beautiful things. Materialism isn’t my vice – I don’t want to own all of them – but when the mundane day-to-day drags me down, I need a burst of beauty to regain creativity.

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A powerful evangelization tool

A powerful evangelization tool

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

When our new reporter, Jenny Snarski, is out on the road in our diocese, she often meets Catholics who don’t get the paper.

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On the road

On the road

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

You can see the deepening of faith in the eyes. I was thinking that Sunday while chatting with Sr. Trish Erickson at the Carmelite monastery in Hudson. I interviewed Sr. Trish in 2015, before her first profession of vows; she will profess her final vows in April. Sr. Trish was a pleasure to speak with […]

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Pray that hope overcomes hostility

Pray that hope overcomes hostility

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week during our staff meeting, Marcy, Anita and I were talking about Christmas. We commented on people’s demeanor, and agreed many of the people we are encountering are just not in a good mood.

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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.

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New feature beginning this month

New feature beginning this month

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

As Lent is a time for renewal and new beginnings, the Catholic Herald is going to use this season to start a new feature beginning with the issue of Feb. 26.

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As publisher, bishop provided vision, support for Catholic Herald

As publisher, bishop provided vision, support for Catholic Herald

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Of the 21 canons in church law that pertain to the duties of a diocesan bishop, none specifically addresses his role as publisher of the diocesan newspaper – a role he traditionally assumes.

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Just sharing stuff from my desktops

Just sharing stuff from my desktops

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jan. 14 was National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Given the condition of my desktops — the wooden one and the electronic version — this shouldn’t be a day but rather, a season.

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