Stewardship is Like the Stock Market

This was originally published in The Message – The newspaper of the Diocese of Evansville. Now, that’s a weird title.  I have written quite a bit, both here and elsewhere, how the notion that “stewardship” is not just about money, and now I am going to compare it to the chief money engine in the […]

Okay, Boomer.

Have you heard that meme?  I had not until recently.  Since then I have shared it with my Boomer friends. It’s not a term of endearment or acquiescence.  It is derisive. In a New York Times article describing the deeper meaning of the phrase, it is described as the “digital equivalent of an eye roll.”  […]

Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace – Memorial of St. Francis, October 4, 2017

The title of this post is deliberately misleading. We all know the Prayer of St. Francis, don’t we? We have read it in greeting cards, seen it on inspirational plaques, even sung it at Mass. It’s a lovely prayer, lovely poem, lovely song. But St. Francis didn’t write it. Some research shows shows that the […]