Columnists
Updated: February 8th, 2016
Lent: Spring training for the soul
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Monday, 08 February 2016
Ever thought of Lent as spring training for the soul? The odds are against it, I know, and I admit I’ve never thought of it that way. More important here and now, however, is the fact that Father Joe Breighner not only thought about it, but wrote about it, too. And like most of the things he ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Monday, 01 February 2016
During Lent some years ago, we had an opportunity to spend a few days at St. Meinrad Archabbey. St. Meinrad is a stronghold of prayer and an anchor of faith in the foothills of Southern Indiana. There could have been no better time or place to be the...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Addiction can be extremely harmful, and in some cases, fatal for those individuals ensnared by it. It can be seriously disruptive and damaging to those around them. Who is to blame when it comes to addiction? Family and friends may think to themselv...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Sunday, 03 January 2016
A line in Isaiah chapter 43 always catches our attention. Here the Lord said: “Your sins I remember no more.” The magnitude of this statement is immeasurable when you consider it in human terms. God teaches us that there are some things ...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Saturday, 02 January 2016
Sometimes people will point out: “We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can’t we euthanize a sick and suffering person who wants it? It seems like we treat our dogs and cats better than we t...
FATHER JAMES CRYAN, OSFS
Sunday, 08 November 2015
It’s been 60 years since I read Cicero’s “De Senectute” (“On Old Age”) in first year college Latin.  I remember its optimism, but I was a teenager then and the issue of aging was remo...
TOM KONECNY, Special to the Chronicle
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
MAUMEE— During a WMOF breakout session last Thursday, I enjoyed meeting a woman who works for a major archdiocese in America. As we exchanged pleasantries, she asked about my own pilgrimage, so I d...
TOM KONECNY, Special to the Chronicle
Monday, 28 September 2015
PHILADELPHIA—Sunday proved to be the most difficult day of the pilgrimage, both physically and emotionally. As it turned out, we missed the Papal Mass entirely after waiting for about seven hours to...
TOM KONECNY, Special to the Chronicle
Sunday, 27 September 2015
PHILADELPHIA—“We saw Pope Francis!” That was the refrain by our family and pilgrims everywhere, as we reveled with delight to finally see the Pope. What a thrill and blessing to feel his presen...
TOM KONECNY, Special to the Chronicle
Saturday, 26 September 2015
PHILADELPHIA— It was hard to remain bittersweet for long even though today’s World Meeting of Families finally came to a close, because not only is the visit of Pope Francis practically upon us, t...