Fr. Mike Griffin’s Column

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


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 […]

It is ours, it is a gift; it is beautiful

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to drive to Eden, SD. I am preparing a couple for marriage, and the groom to be works on a family farm there and at the local grain elevator, so in the springtime, his availability to meet and discuss marital issues is rather limited. So I thought […]