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Archive - August 2014

The Unrequited Lover

The Unrequited Lover

I have always been a slow reader. With apprehension, I opened to the first pages of that formidable brick, Les Miserables a year ago. Yesterday I turned the last page, but that book sure was worth the long haul! Sitting in the chapel afterwards, the...

Giving His Life for Life

Giving His Life for Life

I’ve rarely met a more prolife person than Mike Stack. When I served years ago as the office manager at Mother and Unborn Baby Care Problem Pregnancy Center in Southfield, Michigan, I got to know Mike through his volunteer work as an ultrasound...

Pope in Korea

Pope in Korea

“It’s not up to you to choose whether or not you have a vocation. It’s God who chooses!” – Pope Francis The Pope said this to 6,000 Asian youth during his visit to Korea. Here are some of my own thoughts on the topic:...

Coming Back to Your Home

Coming Back to Your Home

My second year in seminary, I was asked to call a few high school students and invite them to a retreat at the seminary. One particular call, which lasted only about 10 seconds, stands out to me still. It was about 8pm in the evening when I called a...

GPS

GPS

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Bl. Mother Teresa I love the GPS in my car. No matter how many times I take a wrong turn, it calmly recalculates and tells me the new best route to my...

Reaping what we sow

Reaping what we sow

News media have been pondering a recent Harvard study that found that young people are, well, not so nice. The study surveyed 10,000 teens at 33 schools across the United States. When asked about their priorities, 48 percent said “achievement.”...

Providence and pizza

Providence and pizza

“Hey, your car’s on fire!” shouted the man from the car beside me. It was mid-July and I was driving through downtown Chicago with a van full of boys headed for summer camp. And it did look like my car was on fire – smoke was pouring out of the...