Conscience brings us into the realm of morality, considering not only what could be done, but what ought to be done in specific situations.
The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at an historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.
It always amazes me in the early spring to witness the growth of new life around me from the leafless trees and barren soil to the abundant green of fields and forest during the summer months. This year, my perennial flower gardens and my large yard are flourishing with all the beautiful rain and overall […]
It was a rough July, on a national scale, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.
Where do people get this “lazy days of summer” notion? It just hasn’t happened, as far as I can feel.
Integral ecology is an ethic that respects both persons and the environment and does justice to both.
When the Vatican released in 2015 the pope’s encyclical on the environment, the now famous “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” I set out to find a way to heed its call.
The following commentary first appeared in the May 18 edition of The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Summertime is for weddings. So much goes into preparing for a wedding, and one of the biggest expenses is the engagement ring. And most engagement rings contain diamonds. How many brides-to-be know where their […]
Staci Perry bakes like she lives. She doesn’t measure. She works with what’s already in the fridge. And she scrapes every last bit out of the bowl. “I don’t do anything fancy,” she says, sitting in the kitchen of her century-old farmhouse two miles north of Verdi, a tiny, windswept town by the Minnesota-South Dakota […]
Each month, The Visitor invites guest writers to spotlight one of the ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have been on a long hike, you know it is a very involved and challenging endeavor. There are provisions, equipment and proper clothing to buy and pack. Also, you usually have to plan your […]