St. Patrick’s Shepherd’s Pie

Not only did St. Patrick work as a shepherd when he was a slave, but he later became an ordained bishop, a shepherd for the Lord. You can remember this on his feast day by making a simple shepherd's pie for dinner and embellishing it with…

When Teens Have Their Own Money

Q. Our two teens have their own money from babysitting, part-time jobs, and birthday gifts. We’re very proud of how hard they work and how responsible they have become. Both our son and daughter have accumulated healthy savings accounts and…

Making Movies That Matter

The movie Risen, released in theaters by Sony on February 19, 2016, harkens back to the days of the great religious filmmaking of the 1950s, but it feels fresh and is much more intriguing. Risen succeeds most by causing the viewer to want…

A Mother’s Liturgy of the Hours

I grew up with a dad who prays the Liturgy of the Hours, and as a result, the Church’s daily pockets of prayer have always held a special attraction for me. Perhaps when I am an older woman, I will live the kind of life conducive to praying…

Helping A Suffering Spouse

I was in labor with my fourth child when I had my first panic attack. I was lying on the bed in triage, calmly answering routine questions from the nurse. In my mind, however, I was fretting about the delivery, remembering the rapid arrival…

Father, Forgive Them

It is strange the way a cruel word can inflict a wound that won’t heal. Behind us at the pizzeria last week were a quartet of old ladies playing cards, and in the corner a group of teenagers clustered in a booth. At my table I was…