Family

December 3, 2013

Hiding in Plain Sight

On the flight over to Rome to attend the Pope’s Conference on Human Trafficking recently, I recalled the long running Broadway play and movie, A Funny
December 6, 2013

Francis, The Lionheart

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great
December 13, 2013

The Best Kept Christmas Movie Secret

Have you seen Nativity!? No, not The Nativity Story. And no, I’m not talking about the new film Black Nativity. I’m talking about this charming Christmas
December 16, 2013

31 Things You Thought About During Sunday Mass But Won’t Admit

  1.  Got to church on time…all settled in the pew before the opening hymn starts…kids all fully clothed and sitting still…can I get a plenary
December 20, 2013

Fortress Ohio: Taking Your Children

Are your kids yours, or are they on loan from the government?  A bill being proposed in Ohio would give the state primary authority over your
December 20, 2013

Pope Francis, Breastfeeding, and Breaking with Catholic Tradition

We now know the answer to a question no one in the entire world was asking: What does the bishop of Rome think about breastfeeding in public? Sometimes
December 22, 2013

Our Desperate Need for Christmas

It’s happening again. The streets of Atchison are lit up like a firefly convention. People are dashing madly around to Christmas shopping, Christmas concerts, Christmas parties
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the
January 9, 2014

Does KFC really think Christmas carols are stupid?

Now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time that I start blogging again. And that means, among other things, shining light on those who are hostile