1.2 Billion

In the Midwest, July is the official month for fireworks. The moment venders begin selling fireworks directly into the hands of patrons, quiet evenings spent outside in the balmy summer heat are a thing of the past. The sounds of … Continue reading

Mother of Exiles

Sun flashing and gleamingon the shining sea     stretching far beyond the bridge.But my eyes strayed not so far out.Wreathed in light,     gentle foam lapping her island pedestal,          stands the American Colossus.From the rooftop thirty stories … Continue reading

An Undivided House

Social-justice-warrior Catholic or conservative Catholic? Advocate for the oppressed immigrant or for the unborn child? Must the two be at odds? Either of these issues could demand the full dedication of a person. And there are far more than these … Continue reading