Marching for St. Patrick

They tell me there’s nothing that raises your Irish spirit quite as much as marching up New York’s Fifth Avenue in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. I’ll have to take their word for it, I’m afraid, since I’ve never been part of the line...

Role of governments in laws concerning marriage

QI am 70 years old, with 12 years of Catholic education and much self-education after that. One thing about Catholic practice confuses and infuriates me, however. Why and when did the church let government get control of the sacrament of matrimony? A priest is...

A terrific version of pierogi saves time

The invention of the telephone opened up a whole new world of communication. Remember carrying a dime to use an outside pay phone? Today, the cell phone allows us the freedom to call from anywhere. While visiting my parents, my 10-year-old grandson noticed and asked...

Changing popular culture for the better

Alot of attention gets directed at complaints about movies, TV programs and other forms of media that offend large groups of Catholics or other Christians.  A recent example would be the response to the movies “The DaVinci Code” and “Angels and...