Worth a thousand words: “testify to the light”

Yesterday’s gospel began with a description of John the Baptist “testifying to the light,” preparing the way for the Christ.  Between Masses, I stopped by a side altar in our church and took the picture above with my cell phone: an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast is today, surrounded by roses.  When [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

One way to cut costs this Christmas season: [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: here’s hope

From the  National Catholic Youth Conference now underway in Indianapolis.  Photo: from CNS. (See more pics here.) A local TV report: More than 23,000 Catholic youth are converging on Indianapolis for a gathering focused on faith, prayer and community. The National Catholic Youth Conference is a three-day event for high schoolers with workshops and service [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

Snow! In New York City! In October! Above, the scene in Washington Square this afternoon. Happy Hall-o-winter. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words, prayer edition

Sent to me this afternoon by a friend: [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

From Fr. Frank Pavone’s Twitter feed this weekend: [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

From a protester at Occupy Boston, who is either hungry or quoting Marie Antoinette… Comments are now closed. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

From a friend’s FB page: The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

Spotted on a friend’s Facebook page: [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: eviction

A heartbreaking image of our times. Brandie Barbiere, center, reacts as Weld County sheriff’s deputy Mary Schwartz arrives to evict her and her family from their home in Miliken, Colo. Barbiere said she had stopped making the mortgage payments 11 months before, after she lost more than half her home child care business due to [Read More...]