I Hear America Crying

I Hear America Crying

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear; Those of mechanics—each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong; The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his, as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work; The...

What Is the Mass For?

Today is Holy Thursday, the day of Holy Week on which we remember that Last Supper Jesus shared with his Apostles, the birthday, as it were, of the Mass itself. We’ll hear the story tonight at church, and some of us will have our feet washed in commemoration of...
Over One Thousand Pounds

Over One Thousand Pounds

That’s how much weight my second son lifted (not all at once!) at the KCHS Football Liftathon on Monday night.  To be exact, it was 1,100 lbs. He benched 340, power cleaned 300, and squatted 460. If you have kids, you probably know the special feeling it gives...
Hidden Mothers

Hidden Mothers

I don’t remember how I happened to run across my first hidden–or even better, invisible–mother photograph.  But I’ve been haunted by the pictures ever since I discovered them. There’s really nothing sinister about them.  The shrouded...
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