The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury My rating: 5 of 5 stars It was a small town by a small river and a small lake in a small northern part of a Midwest state. There wasn’t so much wilderness around you couldn’t see the town. But on the other hand there wasn’t so much town [Read More...]

A Year With the Saints: Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God by Paul Thigpen

All Saints’ Day is this week with All Souls’ Day right behind it. Soon we’ll be at the beginning of a new liturgical year. What better time to settle in with a bit of spiritual guidance from the saints? Yep, that’s what I thought too. So it is my great pleasure to tell you about [Read More...]

Why Are Catholic Churches Like That? Reviewing “The Church” by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aqulina

My rating: 5 of 5 stars The sacramental principle tells us that, since the Word became flesh, God has begun to heal and restore his creation. Spiritual light can now shine through the material world. On one level, bread and wine; on another, oil, candles, fabrics and paint, bricks, blocks, and filigree–all these can mediate [Read More...]