• On Mother’s Day, remember Jesus also has a mother

    On Mother’s Day, remember Jesus also has a mother

    • May 14, 2017

    Jesus Christ didn’t just appear as an adult, or fall from the sky. He was born of a woman, and had a human mother. Jesus honored Mary as his mother and showed her the love of a devoted son. With her maternal heart, she held a privileged place in his life and mission.

  • Kids and Pope Francis are in sync: Moms matter!

    Kids and Pope Francis are in sync: Moms matter!

    • May 8, 2016

    For me, last month brought not April showers but two intense periods of reading. One involved a lengthy papal text and the other a mountain of children’s drawings and writings, but both dealt with the intersection of our Catholic faith and family life. Both form a natural lead-in to this

  • On Mother’s Day, be wary of surrogate motherhood

    • May 8, 2016

    The excessive profits to be made from surrogacy, and the resulting harm for women and children alike, have been placed on display in various parts of the world.

  • Mary in a culture of violence

    • May 8, 2015

    Nothing in western culture has morphed more in my lifetime than the image of motherhood. This Sunday, Mother’s Day brunch will be celebrated by a generation of achievers, multi-taskers, CFOs, philanthropists — mothers who head out in the morning looking like a million bucks. I wonder: If Mary, the archetypal