Anthony Tighe

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MARDI GRAS MOOD

For most of my growing-up years, I never even heard of ‘Mardi Gras’. It’s clearly become a more common celebration in recent years. It signals the beginning of the Lenten season in the Catholic Church [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC SISTERS WEEK

Last week, I ‘got mail’ – a notice in my inbox that there’s going to be a National Catholic Sisters Week. It’s announced for March 8 – 14, 2014. Nothing could surprise me more. We [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

OLYMPIC GOLD

Most of us can barely imagine accomplishing the kind of physical prowess and personal dedication that is readily demonstrated by each and every one of the Olympians. Although I confess to be a bit weary [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Broken Trust

It’s hard to be excited about the actual opening of the WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES tonight when I cannot feel safety for the women and men who have traveled to Russia to participate on behalf of [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Growing In Our Faith Understanding

The Vatican is being written and talked about so much these days that it’s marking a new moment in the history of the Catholic Church throughout the world. One can hardly listen to NPR or [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

Living Our Faith

For me, it’s a very useful practice to have a small book of ‘daily meditations’ at hand to look at every morning or evening. It gives me a bit of a ‘pick-up’ and encourages me [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

BAPTISM: OUR REBIRTH IN GOD’S SPIRIT

As I read the weekend news today, I learned that Pope Francis baptized some 32 babies yesterday in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. That’s a lot of babies with accompanying crying and commotion! That’s a [...]

2016-10-11T11:17:53+00:00March 16th, 2015|

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY

In the past three years, I’ve had the opportunity to chair a standing Justice Committee for my Dominican Sisters of Peace Congregation (Columbus, OH). The specific title of the group is the Committee on Human [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

A New Year

Reading the online news these past few days, I’ve noticed that Pope Francis has been named “Best” something or other of the year by several organizations – in addition to TIME MAGAZINE’S ‘Man of the [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

This message which originates with John the Baptist is also directed to each of us who follow Jesus and are preparing for the Christmas feast! We are all involved in elaborate activities of baking and [...]

2016-10-19T11:25:26+00:00March 16th, 2015|