Handbags at Church

My beloved Drudge (what has been a more reliable, consistent presence in your life over the last two decades? Besides your beloved National Review Online, I would hope!) is highlighting a story about an immigrant whose purse was stolen in Pennsylvania when she went up for Communion: UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) - The 53-year-old victim recently [Read More...]

What’s Freedom Now?

The president’s dinner talk. [Read more...]

Mary Help for Healing

I had some extra exchanges (exclusive to K-Lo@Large) in my interview with Dawn Eden about her book, My Peace I Give You, which I have been sharing here. Here is another; I asked, based on the book, “How does Mary help? Did she really suffer all that much considering she knew she was pretty tight [Read More...]

With Eyes Toward Heaven

A Dominican brother blogs on Elizabeth of the Trinity: To walk in Jesus Christ seems to me to want to leave self, lose sight of self, give up self in order to enter more deeply into Him with every passing moment, so deeply that one is rooted there, and to every event, to every circumstance [Read More...]

Into the Olympics Until the Closer

A priest writes: The closing ceremony disappointed me. It was painful to see all the good work being undone by a mind numbingly boring presentation of the empty and shallow nature of pop culture. Faith was ridiculed, the glorification of self was championed, what were they thinking? This was highlighted by John Lennon’s “Imagine” a [Read More...]

‘total self-giving in response to Christ’s love poured out for us from the Cross’

In Buffalo, New York (which we down-staters sometimes forget is the same state!) on Friday, Bishop Richard J. Malone was installed. Friday was also the feast of St. Lawrence, the day after the feast of Edith Stein. In his homily, Bishop Malone took the opportunity to reflect on the martyrdom of the two and the call of the Christian [Read More...]

The Spiritual Art of the Possible

“Love one another even as I have loved you.” When you commanded your people to love their neighbor as themselves, you had not as yet come upon the earth. Knowing the extent to which each one loved himself, you were not able to ask of your creatures a greater love than this for the neighbor. [Read More...]

Got a Better Plan?


B16′s Angelus message today comes right out of John: In today’s Gospel he says to the people: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Let us put our faith in him, and let us put our trust in his promises, so [Read More...]