"It is troubling how many people expect applause, recognition, when they have not even begun to learn an art or craft. Instant success is the order of the day; 'I want it now!' I wonder whether this is not part of our corruption by machines. Machines do things very quickly and outside the natural rhythm of life, and we are indignant if a car doesn't start at the first try. So the few things that we still do, such as cooking (though there are TV dinners!), knitting, gardening, anything at all that cannot be hurried, have a very particular value." (May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude, W W Norton, 1973, 15.)

Reflections 2016

An Interview with Martin Sheen

JTheWayProgramGuide Page 120copySome years ago I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the movie "The Way" which Martin Sheen made with one of his sons. This interview revelas a man of substance and deep faith. Watch the video


Irish Bishops Recall 1917 Easter Rising

JIrishuprising"During the forthcoming year of 2016 people across the island of Ireland will mark the centenaries of the Easter Rising of April 1916, and the Battle of the Somme, which began the following July," the bishops' statement reads. Read more.


Pope is a Vlogger

JpopefrancisPope Francis has given a 1 minute 32 seconds message to the world. It is refresshing to hear this man speak in ways that transcend any particular culture or tradition. Watch the video.