Archive for November, 2013

‘Ask the Cardinal’: Finding Time to Pray

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

During a recent event at the Newseum sponsored by the John Carroll Society –  a conversation with Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier on the topic, “Catholicism and our Challenging World Today” – I was asked a variation of the following question.  My answer is adapted below. Between my work and family obligations and numerous other […] [Read more]

Preparing for the Grace of a Good Death

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Once, when called to anoint an elderly parishioner, I greeted her and asked if she was ready to receive the sacrament.  She responded with a faint but real smile, “Yes, Father, but you will have to help my children understand that I am dying. God is calling me home.” She was ready, as many seniors […] [Read more]

We Are All Called to Be Saints

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Happy Feast Day!  Today we celebrate the saints, those heroic women and men, virtuous and undaunted, who have gone before us, giving us an example of what it means to follow Christ, and we are reminded that they have achieved the goal to which we all are called.  Through perseverance, faith, love, and grace, they […] [Read more]