May 30, 2013

Catholic Review Column: Commuter Marriage

A few years ago, when I was Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, a valued employee of the Diocese came to see me. He told me that he would be leaving his position with the Diocese because his wife had been offered a wonderful job in the Midwest. He put it this way to me,...
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Milestone Highway

The past few weeks and the next few heading our way are full of milestones for our family, as they are for many others.  It got me thinking – just what are milestones?  Why are they so important?  Why do they elicit such a powerful emotional response from us?GraduationThough it
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Jesuit priest appointed head of U.S. bishops’ doctrine secretariat

A Jesuit priest who is currently director of spiritual formation and professor of moral theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis has been named executive director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington.
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Good deeds for God

Since I love to tell stories, I find that they have a way of finding their way to me. Recently my good friend, Monsignor Ed Miller, the wonderful pastor of St. Bernardine in West Baltimore, told me a couple of them. They are both about children.
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St. John’s Catholic Prep grad received values-based education

Chris Pliszak credits his years of Catholic schooling with instilling in him values he will carry through life.
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Ready to take off with a toddler? 10 tips for a smooth flight

If you’re planning to fly with a toddler this summer, you’re probably already dreading the flights and the waits in the airports—which can be more challenging than the flights themselves.John and I are not seasoned travelers, but we have flown twice with toddlers on the marathon China-U.S. flights. Here are
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