Articles By: Thomas H. Hicks

Demands of Charity May 8th, 2020 - “Life is a chance of learning how to love” (A.E. Brooke). When he was very ill, St. Francis of Assisi asked that a message be… Read More ››
Difficult Questions February 8th, 2020 - Many people are apparently untroubled by difficult questions regarding the meaning, value and direction of their lives. Most of us seem to go about our… Read More ››
God Doesn’t Explain January 21st, 2021 - The religion I grew up with had a preoccupation with saving one’s soul, avoiding hell, shortening purgatory. Religion was identified with rules, regulations, customs. A… Read More ››
Immortal Diamond January 30th, 2020 - In Farmingdale, Long Island, there is a cemetery named St. Charles. It is a vast cemetery, an immense necropolis. Row upon row of gravestones with… Read More ››
September September 20th, 2019 - “In the soft light of an autumnal day, When Summer gathers up her robes of glory, And like a dream of beauty glides away.” (Sarah Whitman,… Read More ››
Timeless Moments June 4th, 2019 - They seem to bob into consciousness without announcement or connection—images of people and places. A multitude of figures and scenes, fragmented recollections, show up at… Read More ››
One River, Many Streams June 29th, 2018 - Never write up a diary on the Day itself. It needs much longer than that to know what happened. Christopher Morley, D-Day Plus X Sooner… Read More ››
Going deeper June 4th, 2018 - “What is truth?” (Pontius Pilate, John 18:38) Truth is a serious matter. Truth is the pathway to happiness and freedom. The Book of Sirach tells… Read More ››
The Black Carriage November 17th, 2017 - Again it is stern November— “no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—November!” (Thomas Hood). The aged year is near its… Read More ››
The Antechamber to Heaven June 21st, 2017 - “They come! The merry months of beauty, song, and flowers. They come! The gladsome months.” (William Motherwell, “The Merry Summer Months”) A new summer has… Read More ››
The Law of Life February 2nd, 2016 - Life as we know it is inextricable from change. Nothing stays still. Everything that has its beginning on earth must someday come to an end;… Read More ››