The Best Things I’ve Learned About Raising Children

I don’t consider myself a parenting expert, but I have helped raise six kids (along with their mothers), and being a father has been one of the most rewarding things in my life. And while I’m not a perfect father, I think I’m pretty good at it. Mostly because I absolutely love it. Eva and … Continue reading The Best Things I’ve Learned About Raising Children

#82: Eulogy for the Martyred Children (Martin Luther King Jr)

On Sept. 15, 1963, four young girls were killed by a bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Three days later, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a eulogy for the girls, at a funeral service for Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair. A separate service was held for … Continue reading #82: Eulogy for the Martyred Children (Martin Luther King Jr)


The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. … Continue reading Little


"Unless you become like little children, you can not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." [Mat 18:3] I’ve heard this many times in the past, and I’ve been asking myself why becoming like children is the “key” to entering Heaven. What does that even mean? Theologians can say many things but this is my personal take, … Continue reading Children


Originally written as a homily on January 20, 2013, for the Feast of the Sto. Nino. by Fr. Jet Villarin, SJ Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After … Continue reading Twelve