Coffee Mugs

Coffee Mugs

Do you have a favorite coffee cup? I’m not referring to the one that looks like all the rest except for the chip in the handle. Rather, I’m thinking about a mug on the corner of your desk or the tumbler with the lid that rides along in your truck. Or, maybe, you got a number of favorite coffee cups.  If they’re like mine, they sport nifty...

By "Fr. Luke" - 08 09 2022
Is It Good For Man To Be Alone?

Is It Good For Man To Be Alone?

This article was previously published in Sword & Spade magazine. Fr. Matthew Buettner, Spiritual Director at St. Joseph College  Seminary, Charlotte, distinguishes loneliness and solitude. Man is a social animal. Most of us enter the world in the context of a community, principally, a family. Even the Son of God stepped onto the stage of...

By Sword&Spade - 07 28 2022
Prodigal Son. Celibate Dad.

Prodigal Son. Celibate Dad.

Children occasionally wander off, casting parents into a state of anxiety and panic. As a celibate, I can only imagine how that experience must feel. Adult children also wander off. As a priest who minsters to addicts and inmates, I share common ground with parents whose adult children get lost on the road of life. The agony that I feel is but a...

By "Fr. Luke" - 07 19 2022