Ireland pilgrimage: Blarney

Ireland pilgrimage: Blarney

Just a wee post today. (Do I sound Irish yet? No, didn’t think so.) We spent the morning at Blarney Castle, where many of us kissed the Blarney Stone, said to bestow the gift of gab, the gift of eloquence or the ability to lie convincingly for seven long years....
Farewell, Papa

Farewell, Papa

Pope Francis is now in the air, flying home to Italy after a stunning, sweeping tour of Cuba and America. He’s leaving behind a place and a people changed by his visit. In my casual conversations and scrolls through Facebook, everyone — everyone...
Magic

Magic

Today was magical. There’s really no other word for it. Thanks to the generosity of Chris Mominey — former superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Syracuse and currently the secretary of Catholic education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia...