Month: December 2018

On Holy Families

What it means to be a family is undergoing a redefinition in our culture. No longer is the term “family” applied strictly to a household with mom, dad and the…

The Ultimate Gift

Every Christmas season, I look forward to the “Christmas Letters” section in the various publications that I receive. Many are reflections from readers that go way back, to times past.…

Following the Star

The Star of Bethlehem: We can never know for certain what it was that the Magi saw and were following. But I did some research on Astronomical History and was…

Two Kinds of Sleep

In the fifth century, St. Augustine of Hippo noted that there are two kinds of sleep: one that is proper to the body and another that is proper to the…

On Our Way

In 2011, The Way, starring Martin Sheen (father) and Emilio Estevez (deceased son), made it to the Silver Screen. In the opening scene, a doctor (and lapsed Catholic) is interrupted while playing…

Real Treasure

In the final scene of Frank Capra’s 1946 movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey was toasted as “the richest man in town.” Why? Now, if you have seen this classic…