When I walk to the office in the morning or home in the evening I listen to various things on my iPhone.
There are a number of different ways we can give thanks to someone. It can take shape by simply saying the words "thank-you", sending an email, calling someone on the phone, or, a special treat for the receiver, sitting down and writing a thank you note.
As I continue to lament that fact that the cruise ships are gone and summer is behind us (and a beautiful summer it was), like everyone, I face reality that time marches on. Nevertheless, this is a great time of year, too - the football season is in full swing (even though the Steelers aren't looking too good), children are well into the routine of school and you cannot help but notice that an increasing number of houses have their Halloween decorations in place.
"The best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother." I heard this phrase long ago and it has stuck with me.
In recent decades, public interest in what a pope has to say has rarely gone beyond Catholic circles, but recent statements and interviews with Pope Francis have been the subject of great interest and comment outside of the Catholic world.
Two weeks ago I celebrated the final Mass of the summer season at the Shrine of St. Therese. After Mass I met a group of about 25 Armenian Christian pilgrims who had come to the Shrine to pray.
On my way to the office recently I saw a number of people standing in front of Juneau's latest addition to the downtown area - a chalkboard located on Main Street inviting people to finish the incomplete sentence, "Before I die I want to ___________".
To mark the beginning of summer and to rejoice in the glory of the beautiful weather we have had, this is a good time to reflect on the blessings of these summer months.
...call from Pope Francis for a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for the country being ravaged by civil war.Bishop Edward J. Burns directed parishes in the region to set aside time from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for public prayer. The timing coincides...
No one ever wants to live an era of conflict and division and difficult choices. Two 16th century Englishmen, John Fisher and Thomas More certainly didn't.
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