Dear Anne, Do you think I can be holy? Okay, I’m sure you just snorted coffee out your nose when you read that. Maybe because you were with me in Nags Head in 1987 for that little incident involving a street sign and a Molly Hatchet roadie—admittedly, not my holiest moment. But this weekend… Continue reading Holy? Who, me?!
Dear Susan, Leave it to Pope Francis to upstage us. After months of planning to make this past year all about us and our Golden Jubilee celebration, the Pope did a mic drop, declaring the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy right in the middle of our special time. I find it no accident that having… Continue reading A Tale of Two Jubilees: Mercy or Me?
Dear Anne, Fifteen years ago, four airplanes (and the monsters that flew them) turned our world upside down. Eight years later, a plane that landed safely on the Hudson (and Chesley Sullenberger, the hero who flew it) lifted the hearts of the whole country, not just New York City. I went to see the movie… Continue reading Called to Serve, Called to Prepare: Lessons From Captain Sully and Our First Responders