January 12, 2022

I remember growing up when my dad needed something, he would start calling out our names like a litany. I had three siblings, and after time, we learned to listen to his voice to determine if he was angry, in need of help, or just wanting to greet us after a long day at work. […]


December 24, 2021

Has anyone ever asked you to keep a secret, and you found it hard to do? Perhaps, you were asked to keep a secret about a marriage proposal, a job promotion, a large windfall, or the birth of a new baby. It is so exciting that, at times, you feel as though you are going […]


December 3, 2021

Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier I was looking at Instagram several days ago and came across an inspiration that caught my attention. I do not have the exact quote, but it went something like this. Faith is not the belief that God can do; it is the belief that God will do. In theory, we […]


November 26, 2021

A few weeks ago, I had a dream. I don’t remember what the dream was about, but suddenly out of nowhere appeared my dad and grandmother and as quickly as they appeared, they were gone, and I awoke abruptly. The dream stuck with me and brought me comfort when I needed it most. We all […]


November 5, 2021

I was watching the final game of the ALDS between the Astros and White Sox. The fans were loud and boisterous at the beginning of the game, but they were silenced after the third inning. The Astros were beating their “socks” off. During the ninth inning, the Astros were up 10-1 with no chance of […]


October 22, 2021

Several years ago, my granddaughter Molly was visiting for the weekend. I noticed she was binge-watching a TV show on Netflix. It was Blue Bloods. I heard about the show and was curious why a nine-year-old would like a drama about police officers, so the inquisition began like any good grandmother. It was the family […]


October 1, 2021

Memorial of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Rejection. We have all experienced it at some point, leaving us with feelings of sadness, loneliness, and isolation. The gospel today begins with a stern warning, but after reading it several times, the end of the passage caught my attention. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever […]


September 24, 2021

Recently, a Chicago police officer was killed in the line of duty. Saddened and in shock, the officer’s brother made the statement to the press that God took the wrong kid. I was surprised by the statement because God did not pull the trigger; evil did. A few days later, I found myself eating my […]


September 3, 2021

Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great My two daughters are separated in age by six years. From birth, you knew every emotion the oldest was feeling. As little girls, they would frequently get into spats. The youngest learned from the time she could talk how to push her big sisters’ buttons. Usually, the youngest would […]


August 27, 2021

We hear the word preparedness a lot these days. Along the coast, you hear about hurricane preparedness. If you live in the north, you hear about blizzard preparedness, and those in the west hear about wildfire preparedness. If you have ever been caught unprepared for one of these catastrophes, you spend a great deal of […]