March 14, 2019

Day 8: Do good!

Again and again I find it exciting where the idioms we use actually come from. Of course, I know the ones from the Bible best: "What you [...]
May 13, 2018

Review Katholikentag 1: Podium

Now we're back home, and I'm reviewing the last 3 1/2 days... Unfortunately I didn't get much of the discussions and panels [...]
January 17, 2017


One of my Facebook friends, let's call him Clemens, recently wrote the following: "I need space for new friends. Therefore two rules: 1.) Whoever gets on my nerves [...]
November 15, 2016

All spinners

The other day, at a large family party, I was talking to a young man, 17 years old, a professed atheist. He told me in amazement about people who go to Tibet [...].
October 30, 2016

Luther today

Pope Francis has said*: "Luther took a great step when he put the Word of God into the hands of the people." I know the context of this [...]
June 14, 2016

Orlando and the taboo

Actually, I didn't want to write anything about the massacre in Orlando. What is there to say? Of course I pray for the victims, the dead, injured and [...]
May 18, 2016

Just ask... about the goodness

Ask the Sister, Part 25: What is a good person from a Catholic point of view? The starting point for this question was a sentence by Peter Rosegger, which I [...]
May 15, 2016

Pentecost Novena: Homily

"When the day of Pentecost had come, everyone was in the same place. Suddenly there came from heaven a roaring, as when a violent storm goes along, and [...].
April 19, 2016

Antakya and other ancient cities

In these days between Easter and Pentecost we read daily the Acts of the Apostles. Last Friday, for example, it was about the conversion of Saul: he persecuted the [...]