A stunning photo of a student praying at the Grotto at The University of Notre Dame has gone viral...
Rarely do I cross-post my stuff on Linkedin, but since I'm writing about being an idiot I figured it would be okay.
The end of an era comes with a brutal finality that caught even the toughest adolescent boys in our house by surprise. (Be sure to view the video tribute)
A chance visit to an old Chicago church reveals how strong the faith was 100 years ago.
As Lent approaches, we all have an opportunity to change what will become of us by directing our thoughts to good and beautiful things. Like God.
Actor John Mahoney died and I've learned something about him that makes me like him even more.
My current weakness is actually a tremendous blessing. Suffering can be good for you. It is for me. Please read with an open mind.
A chance encounter leads to a man re-examining his own views on goulash and how to make it.
It's EASY to enjoy winter if you just have an open mind and an open heart.
It's not an exaggeration to say that I'm fighting for my life. The wisdom from an old business adage has been one of my best weapons. Here's how I'm winning the battle.
A year later, both the mystery and the amazement remains.
This is the kind of crime neighbors must endure.
My friend Gwen O'Brien left her job at Saint Mary's College about nine months ago to help lead a new initiative out of Notre Dame called the Catholic Media Project.
The Polish people take a step in the opposite direction.
The author and poet Joyce Kilmer was a friend of Father Charles O'Donnell, CSC of Notre Dame back in the early 1900s. He wrote a famous little poem about trees that has often been suspected of being inspired by a... Continue Reading →
Romance is great but it has little to do with true love. True love lasts, so it's important to recognize it when you see it.
A surprising oddity as we hiked the Camino de Santiago de Compestela was the dogs. Yes, the dogs.
I just returned from Spain and Portugal with my three sons and group of nine other men. We've got some stories to tell.
Listen carefully to the pre-flight instructions and you might hear a very scriptural insight.
A striking photo from the battlefield at Iwo Jima amplifies a reality that ALL Catholics experience.
The story seems a little more real when you see & hear real live humans talking about it.
The Grotto photo will be featured on Catholic radio, a parish talk, and a Notre Dame internet TV broadcast. Some details and thoughts about all this..
Some family and friends really got into Holy Week text exchanges this week. Fun stuff. 🙂
We killed Him. We freaking killed HIM. Today was like a funeral for me. I'm not only sad, but I'm outraged at what we did to Jesus. We? Yes, WE! I was and am still part of the problem.
Every time the story of Our Lady's image in a snowflake seems to be over, another new and unlikely connection emerges.
Dr. Richard C. Boling Sr. was good to me when I needed him. That is something I'll never forget.
Our son wanted to go to Rome but did not have the money. So what's he doing in Rome today?
My grandparents' Tuesday morning wedding reveals a clarity about marriage often lacking today.
If you find yourself sipping scotch with me on the Side of the House this summer, you might notice something different.
The story of Our Lady's surprise at the Grotto at Notre Dame last December just keeps surprising us all.
The origin of Valentine's Day is sketchy. But don't let that obscure the beauty of the wisdom story that inspired it.
Small gestures of kindness can make a lasting impact on the lives of our friends. My basement stairs can attest to this.
It's nearly 500 years old. Enemies can't destroy it. Scientists can't explain it. How did it lead 9 million people to Christ? Read on...
This image went viral before viral was a thing. It is a story so astonishing that it is hard to believe, yet it is the apparition of Mary with the most scientific evidence.
Our entire family raked our lawn together today. This "all hands on deck" situation only happens once in a blue moon. It was fantastic! What would have taken me 6 or 7 hours working alone was finished in only 70... Continue Reading →
El 11 de diciembre, publiqué algo en mi página de Facebook que me ha mantenido ocupado con correspondencia por semanas. Ha sido compartido y recompartido miles de veces en los medios sociales (las ultimas noticias: este “blog” ha recibido 190,000... Continue Reading →
For nearly 30 years this inexplicable picture has touched people and motivated them to recommit themselves to prayer. It's time to reintroduce it in the digital age.
If Christmas was sad or lonely for you this year, please read on...
I think I've received around 50 or 60 inquiries about the identity of the student praying in this photo. My thinking was that we did not need to find him because if it was meant to be he would find... Continue Reading →