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Usually about once a year growing up, Dad and Mom would convene an informal “family meeting,” usually because, as they would note, “things are getting sloppy.” I hardly … more
You may or may not know legislation that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in New York state is being considered this week by your elected representatives in Albany. At this point, it does … more
On the evening of Mother’s Day, I was driving home from New Jersey to New York when I came upon a spectacular traffic jam on the way to the George Washington Bridge. Countless cars and trucks were … more
Los cristianos viven en el mundo “sin ser del mundo” (Cf., Jn 17, 14-16), es decir: reconocen la justa autonomía de las realidades terrenas, respetan y cumplen las leyes de la sociedad civil en … more
For Holy Homework: Let's post this simple reminder in our work area: When was the last time I contacted or offered a prayer for Mom? Comments can be sent to: FatherBobPagliari@Yahoo.com more
Where do you find inspiration? I’ll let you in on a secret source of the stuff. Well, it’s not really a secret, it’s actually been around for 67 years. It’s called the Christopher Awards. more
A few years ago, my upstate New York parish switched from the old-fashioned style of first Holy Communion—the kind where entire classes line up and file into the church and sit together as a … more
It had been a long Thursday, and Brooke Paris couldn’t wait to take off her heels, peel off her contacts and wipe off her make-up. She changed into her pajamas, climbed into bed and opened her … more
The setting was the chapel of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, and the young men from Cardinal Hayes High School had a familiar and willing tour guide, Father Joseph Tierney, their school … more
Last weekend I returned home to St. Louis for the first Holy Communion of my nephew, Patrick, and the Confirmation of my niece, Grace. I was in good company, as so many families are rejoicing … more
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