The most influential “tweep”

He’s at the top once again!  As Cindy Wooden of Catholic News Service puts it, “when Pope Francis tweets, the world listens.” In the annual analysis of “Twiplomacy” undertaken by a Swiss public relations and communications firm (Burson Marsteller), Pope Francis emerges as the global personality with the “most influential” Twitter account – “more than […]

My Encounter With The Sacred Heart

Over Easter Break I volunteered at Fr. Beiting’s Appalachian Center centered in Louisa, Kentucky. It’s a journey that has become familiar to me over the years, going down each summer in high school and also last year for spring break. Since it was my sixth time, I didn’t think there were going to be anything […]

Religious Liberty is Rooted in Human Dignity

For the past few months, the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology has had speakers discuss religious liberty from the basis of Vatican II’s Dignitatis Humanae. Last week’s speaker, Professor Robert P. George of Princeton University, brought up a unique point of view in his presentation, quoting Martin Luther King Jr’s letter from jail in […]

Newman Center from the Choir Loft

More than a Structure of Beauty

“May this be a place where people come to know You.” That was my simple prayer last Sunday as I assisted as a deacon at the Dedication Mass for the newly constructed St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It was a magnificent day for the Diocese of Lincoln. It was an […]

Cats are not Dogs

Aristotle once said, “The most certain of all basic principles is that contradictory propositions are not true simultaneously.” This principle holds true today. Just as cold water is cold, it is contradictory to say that the same cold water is hot. It just doesn’t make sense! Recently at St. Charles, we had a speaker – […]