As we prepare during this Advent season, the sweetest gifts we can give require a commodity more precious than treasure: time.
When Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron, he used his kayak for a greater purpose: to be present for the many hurricane victims stranded in his midst.
The tales of St. Nicholas Owen’s, faith and reason together, stirring the soul while igniting the intellect, prodding us toward our better, braver selves.
Historian and writer is shares concern in the new book, “The American Spirit,” about our young Americans who historically don’t know who we are or where we’re headed and do not have a sense of where we came from.
Thirty-some Catholics already have joined, fulfilling a bold mission: to make like the apostles and spread the Good News.
The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.
As I look ahead to 2017 and that which has never been, I’ve been thinking of all the history that has come before me — both as a Catholic and a member of my family.
The box went up on a Monday evening in August, a plain white box nestled inside a little wooden tent, mounted atop a fence and beneath the outermost reach of a maple.
The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn — suppertime on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store. It had been months since I’d spoken with my college friend Wendy, but she skipped right over the small talk: she’s moving to St. Croix. When I heard St. […]
It was a rough July, on a national scale, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.
Staci Perry bakes like she lives. She doesn’t measure. She works with what’s already in the fridge. And she scrapes every last bit out of the bowl. “I don’t do anything fancy,” she says, sitting in the kitchen of her century-old farmhouse two miles north of Verdi, a tiny, windswept town by the Minnesota-South Dakota […]