November 19, 2013

That hug from the pope ‘felt like paradise’

An interview with a man disfigured by neurofibromatosis, whose photo with Pope Francis Nov. 6 went viral with commentary from around the world.
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The light inside: A preschooler’s uplifting perspective of death

I try not to think about death. When you’re prone to hysteria and crippling panic attacks, as I am, mental health professionals advise against it. We’re trained to avert our thinking to something more pleasant. Usually it’s not too hard to do.Lately, Collin has been throwing the term “die” around,
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Archdiocese to survey Catholics on marriage and family

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will have a chance to let bishops around the world know their views about the challenges facing families today.
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Counting down to our first rocket launch

Goodnight, Moon-inspired art project by Daniel, though Abrakadoodle deserves some credit.When I heard that the Minotaur I rocket would be launched at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from Wallops Island, Va.—and that viewers throughout the Mid-Atlantic would be able to see it—I was excited.At dinner John and I told the boys
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