Mourning During the Pandemic

A Guide to Celebrating Loved Ones Lost in the Midst of COVID-19 “Coming in from the cold of a bleak winter’s day is perhaps an analogy for the place that… Read More

The Art of Distraction

I am distracted of late. Distracted by not being at the office and confusing working from home with vacation, with a list of chores that never seems to get finished.… Read More

On Praying the Rosary

I miss my dad every night around 7:30 pm. That’s when we stop everything and pray the Rosary. We started back in March when we hosted Nine Days of Prayer in… Read More

Springtime. Finally.

We turned a corner here in Connecticut this weekend. No, we are still quarantined and still going to school virtually. That will likely continue for some time. We stay safe… Read More

A Thought for the New Year

I’m sorry…I didn’t mean it I take it back Strike it from the record What is as irreversible as murder, violates its victims more than theft, is as deadly as… Read More

Near Faith Experiences

All around us this season are near-faith experiences – experiences of other people’s faithfulness that challenge us to evaluate how we live our own lives. My friend, Marlene, lost her… Read More

Please, I want to see

This week in Luke’s Gospel, we hear the story of the man born blind. There it is, the great and powerful question that Jesus asks us all: “What do you… Read More

A Prayer for the First Week of School

Master and Teacher, Bless the students who will have trouble settling down this week, whose minds are still at the beach or at grandma’s swimming pool, or the amusement park… Read More

The Role of the Laity in the Church

That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More

Hope for a Reimagined Future

One of the hardest working groups of people in the Catholic Church today are the men and women who serve as directors or coordinators of religious education. Some of my… Read More

First Teachers

As a parent who is also a practicing Catholic, hoping to raise his child to be faithful, there were, perhaps, no more daunting words that those the priest prayed at… Read More