Tom Perna

Tom Perna is the Director of Mission and Hospitality in Dining Services at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. In this position, he enhances and develops Catholic culture and Benedictine hospitality within the dining options on campus. Since 2012, Tom has been writing on this website – TomPerna.org. When he is not working or writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.

G.K. Chesterton Is Known as “The Apostle of Common Sense” For a Reason

The month of June marks the anniversary of the death of “the Apostle of Common Sense”, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, most notably known as G.K. Chesterton. In a time when an hyper-sensitive culture needs more common sense than ever before, we should be reading thisprolific and prophetic writer to remind ourselves that the culture didn’t just change overnight, but …

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What Was the Mary Thinking the Week Prior to Giving Birth to Jesus?

In the liturgical calendar of the Latin Church, December 18 has been known as the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although it is not currently in the liturgical calendar, I first came upon this feast in 2013 after reading through an old missal that was given to me as a gift. As someone that has …

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