Family: A school of deeper humanity

Christians see the world differently. Many in our culture see life as an opportunity to define ourselves and live our dreams. In contrast, we Christians follow Jesus who “humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8).

12 New Year's eucharistic resolutions

It is common to begin a new year defining 12 resolutions that will help us to be better. As we celebrate the Year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Seattle, I propose the following resolutions to benefit from this jubilee and grow even closer to the Eucharistic Jesus.

Finding God in silence

When I was young and somehow given the chance to stay home alone, I loved to sit in the quiet house and hear what I could hear. It was strange to me that even without my sisters playing or my great-grandmother’s television blaring, the house was not quiet. I could hear the hum of the refrigerator and the lull of the cars on the main street beyond ours — even our house crackled as it settled.

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