Lots of kids grow up thinking their grandmothers are saints

September 16, 2022

Lots of kids grow up thinking their grandmothers are saints. Martha Hennessy’s actually is. Or almost is. It depends on your definition. According to the technical language the Vatican has […]

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Benedictine has a Motto

September 8, 2022

Benedictine has a motto. Do you know what it is? Almost every college has one. Other institutions have them too. Aristocratic families have them. States and territories have them. Bishops […]

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Autocorrect is not always correct

August 19, 2022

It’s almost blasphemy in the digital age, but it has to be said: autocorrect is not always correct. The same goes for spellcheck. I suppose every profession has its way […]

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Each Life…

August 15, 2022

“Each life,” Frederick Buechner once observed, “is not just a journey through time, but a sacred journey.” Today, the celebrated spiritual writer’s own journey through time came to an end. […]

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Popes go to confession. Like everyone else, they have personal sins to acknowledge.

August 4, 2022

Popes can also confess the sins of the entire church. At the beginning of the new millennium, John Paul II famously offered a litany of mea culpa’s, asking forgiveness for, […]

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