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April 27, 2012
Stop Killing the Wabbit! A One-Day Fast from Catholic Opera
Catholics are reminded to keep Friday as a day of penance, a little Lent all...
April 24, 2012
Onward, Christian Soldier (Not)
When I was confirmed in 1963 as a 12-year-old seventh grader, then-Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Manning...
April 22, 2012
Through Our Sister, Mother Earth, Praise God
Yes, I am celebrating Earth Day. And no, in spite of what you read in...
April 20, 2012
Wrong Choice, Bad Love: Why Bernadette Sugrim Makes Me Scream
This morning I did something I thought I'd never find myself doing. Watching the TODAY...
April 19, 2012
Fleeing Babylon: The Old Order(s) Changeth
. . . I may be admonished, by the thought of my vanishing years, that...
April 18, 2012
An Uppity Woman Prays for Answers
Honest to You, God, I don't get You. I mean, if You had told me...
April 16, 2012
Groping for God: Why and Where Catholics Blog
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he grew exasperated at the sight of...
April 15, 2012
Not Doubting, But Astonished: Being Thomas–UPDATED
Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he...
April 09, 2012
A Magical Mystagogical Tour for Reverts?
Some days, my revertigo is beyond dizzying. On this Easter Monday I am suffering from...
April 08, 2012
"He descended into hell." I have my quibbles with a lot of the latest translation...
April 06, 2012
Walking the Via Dolorosa as a Family
I wasn't going to post again today, but then I read the meditations on the...
April 06, 2012
“In Spite of That, We Call This Friday Good”
"It's a good Friday, for lots of reasons!" Ann Curry chirped on the TODAY Show...
April 05, 2012
In His Will: Traveling the Triduum with Dante
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, ché la...
April 04, 2012
Front-Porch Theology: Wondering About the Church and Sexuality
Last night I sat with my friends on their front porch, enjoying the summery twilight...
April 01, 2012
3 Jars, 3 Cups, 3 Lengths of Cloth: A Mini-Retreat for Holy Week from the Passion According to Mark
Palm Sunday, if you take it seriously, can really blow you away. The swoop from...
March 31, 2012
Do Cry Over a Spilled Marriage
True love could have been a contender Are you there? Say a prayer For the...
March 30, 2012
Two Guys from Todi: Standing at the Foot of the Cross
At the cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother, weeping, Close to Jesus to...
March 26, 2012
Icons of Incarnation: Reading the Annunciation in Art
Because March 25 fell on a Sunday this year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of...
March 23, 2012
Empty Pews: More Reasons
Rather than update my already-long post from Wednesday, here's another take on reasons why Catholics...
March 21, 2012
Shake the Dust or Drink the Kool-Aid? Reasons to Leave, Reasons to Stay in Church
I'm reasoning about reasons today. A friend, a spiritual director who works with disaffected believers...
March 20, 2012
The Poster Child for Sloth
This past Sunday was Laetare Sunday, the just-past-midpoint of Lent at which we are given...
March 17, 2012
With a British Heart Kidnapped
Hail, glorious St Patrick Who fell from the attic And broke his bum-batic On St...
March 14, 2012
Nothing Gold Can Stay
It's 75 degrees and the sun is shining. In Ohio. In March! This morning, I...
March 13, 2012
It’s March and I’m Mad, Mr President
Dear Mr President, Welcome to Dayton! If you're not already here in town, you and...
March 10, 2012
For Such a Time as This
This past week, Jews around the world celebrated Purim. A spring festival with roots in...
March 08, 2012
To the JPII Generation from the John23 Generation, with Love
Continuing the subject of the importance of living the truth in love, my friend The...
March 06, 2012
Walking the Way of Love in Lent
Love--as the root and ground of our public discourse, as the only answer to the...
March 04, 2012
What If We Dared to Love?
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) I've heard these...
March 03, 2012
Occupied by Grace: Katharine Drexel’s Gift
I looked up in wonder at God's wonderful ways and thought how little we imagine...
February 29, 2012
I took my lunch to Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum today--one of my favorite spots in...
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