Covington Catholic School and the Need for an Ethic of Love

When I was young, I read to my little brother.  We had an extensive collection of children’s books, but as children often do, we read our favorites over and over.  One of them was a collection of Dr. Seuss stories.  I was always puzzled by the story of The Zax.  The north-going Zax walks straight … Continue reading Covington Catholic School and the Need for an Ethic of Love

Food for the Soul, Fed for the Work of the Church

Life happens.  Sometimes it happens with routines.  School schedules, regular work days, afterschool activities and such.  Sometimes it happens too fast, when all the normal routines are crowded with business trips, conferences, additional meetings and activities.  Other times it happens with focus on a single important event – a dear friend in crisis, a family … Continue reading Food for the Soul, Fed for the Work of the Church

The Possibilities of a Round Table Conversation

The List of Names Perhaps you, like me, have been overwhelmed with the news lately.  Another mass shooting.  Another list of names of lives cut short, images of grieving friends and family on the tv. I've listened to too many pastoral prayers, heard too many bells rung, watched too many candles lit in churches after … Continue reading The Possibilities of a Round Table Conversation