Being Catholic Dad Begins with Giving Thanks

Being Catholic Dad Begins with Giving Thanks

We all yell at our kids from time to time.  And don’t look at me like that.  How else was I supposed to react when I discovered that my six year-old son, the would-be engineer, had dismantled the drain plug in the tub and I had to attempt to reassemble it in front of...
Taking It For The Team

Taking It For The Team

I was talking to a non-Catholic friend the other day when, for whatever reason, the conversation turned toward sex and morality. I always get a little uncomfortable when this happens because I’m a serious Catholic, and people know that: my friends have become...
Living More Abundantly

Living More Abundantly

It may be different now, but the chapel of the Newman Center at GWU when I was a student was in pretty rough shape. The floor creaked, the AC/heat was unreliable at best, and it had the general run-down, jerry-rigged feel of the room that was built over a retro-fitted...
A Saint Among Us

A Saint Among Us

Recently, my family celebrated the fifth birthday of one of our little saints.  There was cake and soda, laughter and love and family.  We sang “Happy Birthday” for the fifth time to a little girl who passed away five days after her birth as her baby...