Daughter goes to "Mom's School," outstanding grads have big plans, who’s retiring and find your grad among the lists.
Soren Johnson
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The inexorable passage of time that any father faces is, well, humbling. Our children race through the days and years, and we wonder what sticks. But as anyone knows, we carry memories of our dads … more
Men repair stuff. I know — I’m resorting to stereotypes. But I don’t know any guys who find happiness by waking up day after day to a bunch of broken things. And yet, according to a friend … more
I was 4 years old, and not Catholic, when Karol Wojtyla was elected the 264th bishop of Rome. By the time I was 27 — and as he entered his final four years — the Lord would call me to the church. … more
Call it my Lego epiphany. For many months my 10-year-old son has been building Lego ships. Then one day he started to hit me with questions about hulls, torpedoes and naval maneuvers like “crossing … more
Biographies — much like hunting or birdwatching — track elusive prey. So my hopes were set relatively low for The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh, … more
We should say no to soundbites, but hypocrite that I am, I propose here a four-word distillation of Catholic faith: “Make the first move.” The cliche came to mind during a recent evening … more
“The conference ‘high’ wears off fast,” one dad told me the week after the record-breaking 1,100-man-strong diocesan men’s conference earlier this month, “and … more
Pope Francis’ “Joy of the Gospel” is a 50,000-word treasure trove and arguably his blueprint for the church today, but two words have been ringing in my head ever since I first laid eyes on … more
“Dad,” my 9-year-old son yelled over his brothers and sisters from the back seat on a recent drive home from town, “this is where we heard on the radio that Dallas lost to the … more
As I paid for two bags of groceries at my Safeway the other day, the cashier looked up and asked, “Do you need help getting these to your car?” I was speechless. A few seconds passed before I … more
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