Fr. Mike Griffin’s Column

Fr. Mike Griffin’s monthly column in the Bishop’s Bulletin.


We are blessed, enormously blessed…

If you walk through a rectory in which I live, you will usually find a few pictures hanging on the walls that do not seem to fit. One such picture I have hanging just outside the dining room is a framed picture, an old sepia picture, of a young college baseball player. He is standing in front […]

It had been there all the time…

So, as I am sure you are aware, it rained on Christmas Day. I know that Bing taught us to dream of a White Christmas, but none of us had any idea how to deal with a wet one. I stood in my parents’ house, looking out over the deck and watched the rain fall, […]

It is your life, and no one else’s…

For the last four months, I have been reflecting on the five regrets often felt by those who are dying as they have been identified by hospice nurses. The first regret is: “I wish I had let myself be happier.” The second is: “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.” The third […]

Something tells me that you expected it…

These past months I have been reflecting on the five regrets often felt by those who are dying as they have been identified by hospice nurses. The first regret is: “I wish I had let myself be happier.” The second is: “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.” The third is: “I […]

It takes courage to be open

These past months I have been reflecting on the five regrets often felt by those who are dying as they have been identified by hospice nurses. The first regret is, “I wish I had let myself be happier.” The second is: “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.” The third is: “I […]

We meet and journey with so many people

As I said last month, I will be spending the next few months reflecting on the regrets often felt by those who are dying as they have been identified by hospice nurses. The first regrets is, “I wish I had let myself be happier.” The second is, “I wish I had stayed in touch with […]