A prudent re-opening is a sustainable answer


A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column arguing that while a stay-at-home order might be justified as an initial response to an immediate and poorly understood public-health threat, it wasn’t “sust

The Great Suppression may linger


The 1930s had the Great Depression. 

The early 21st century had the Great Recession. 

Now, in the 2020s, we are suffering a Great Suppression.

Harrowing of Hell


Before the funeral service of a saint, his relative asked me a question. “What happened to Christ during the time between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection?” 

It's not all sunshine for seniors


Across the United States and much of the world, students are missing months of school due to COVID-19. 

Many of these students are high school seniors, myself included. 

Life, love and faith


Practically every day for almost five weeks, my wife and I watched two determined bluejays build a nest in the V of an oak tree outside our den window.