Bill McGurn conversing with Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS.

An Interview with a ‘Newspaperman’: Bill McGurn of The Wall Street Journal

Last evening’s Cardinal Foley Symposium welcomed Mr. Bill McGurn, opinion writer for The Wall Street Journal, to accept this year’s John Cardinal Foley Award for Excellence in Communications.  Sitting down for a fireside chat with Father Tom Dailey, this columnist and former presidential speechwriter engaged the audience on a wide range of topics, including: evangelization on […]

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Here’s To Tomorrow and Red Ink

Seven years ago, my best friend handed me a red ballpoint pen along with one of my greatest responsibilities, “You can use it when you edit my paper.” Throughout the following years in seminary formation, that red ballpoint has been resting with my other pens in a mug showing The Beatles walking Abbey Road. Along […]

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Unplanned and the Message of Easter

2019 has been a paradoxical year for pro-lifers. In one respect, it has brought many disappointments: the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in New York, the failure of Senator Ben Sasse’s bill to protect abortion survivors, and the continued saga of public officials (including baptized Catholics) peddling the line that, in order to truly care […]

The Parable of the Prodigal Son – A Reflection on Being Called

Perhaps one of the most famous parables people would know and remember is that of the “Prodigal Son” or the “Lost Son.”  This parable is one that shows the rich and boundless mercy God has for each and every one of us.  The rich and boundless mercy that cannot be separated from love.  It is […]

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The Invasion

Perez of the Powers and his troop approached Erech in Mesopotamia, unbeknownst to the demons in the city. Perez looked up at the stars, extremely bright on this night, of all nights. A whole pantheon of false deities shone their lights down on earth, searching the ground for the King of the Universe, who was […]

Seeing our Brokenness as Sacred Space

“Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart…rend your hearts, not your garments” (Joel 2:12-13).   What came to your mind when you read the title?  How do you define brokenness?  What is sacred space to you?  How can brokenness be sacred space?   Perhaps the term “brokenness” or “woundedness” can […]

Building Tents and Mountaintop Experiences

“Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (Lk. 9:33).   In Luke’s account of the Transfiguration, Peter was described as not knowing what he was saying when he had suggested to make three tents for Our Lord, Moses, and […]