Love the Ones You’re With First

It is not enough to say to my God I love you, but my God, I love you here.
~ Mother Teresa

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Of Cell Phones, Sanctity, and Cervical Spines: A Marian Range of Motion

A bow signifies reverence and honor (GIRM §275).

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Of Serbs, Salvation, and Sunburns

We have almost everything in common.
 ~ Pope St. John Paul II

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What I Mean When I Say ‘Amen’

You know what we get to do today, Brooks? We get to play baseball.

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No Apology Necessary: Of Harbors, Harbingers, and Kids at Mass

Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me (Mt 19.14).

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Bl. Ralph Milner: Of Rash Vows, George Bailey, and Dad-Martyrdom

Courage costs braver men less!
~ Frank Sheed

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When You Have Less Than a Day at an Abbey

And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again.
~ Van Morrison

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The Becket Moment: Father’s Day for Fathers to Be

The die is cast, Thomas.
~ King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) in Becket

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Holding on for Dear Life: Of Creeds, Conversion, and Cribbing

I’m not asked on a Sunday morning, ‘As of 9:20, what do you believe?’
 ~ Jaroslav Pelikan

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Of Witches, Walburga, and Welcoming Spring

We must not be ashamed of the mythical radiance resting on our theology.
~ C.S. Lewis

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