A Prayer for Sarah

This morning my friend and colleague, Sarah Signorino will likely give birth to a daughter, whom she has already named Clare. So I've dedicated my morning prayer to her and her family, Jarrod and her little girl, Mary who is going to be the best big sister ever. If I'm honest with myself, it's … Continue reading

James Martin posted this beautiful reflection after attending the funeral for Fr. Dan Harrington, SJ, noted scripture scholar. I'm on the last train out of Boston tonight after attending the funeral Mass of one of the holiest people I've ever met: Dan Harrington, SJ. A full Church of St. … Continue reading

Can We Heal Wounds?

When the horror of September 11th came upon the United States my friends with children fought vigorously to keep their children away from the television screen. Others even fought to keep themselves away from the images we know all too well from that day. Many wondered what to tell their kids when … Continue reading

Living in Fear

"GET DOWN! GET DOWN NOW! ON THE GROUND!" I was minding my own business writing one of these columns on my couch when I heard this yelling nearby. It was a lot more nearby than I thought. It was in my driveway. I live in Amherst, a small suburb of Buffalo. As far as I'm concerned, it's … Continue reading