This morning over at the Deacon’s Bench, Deacon Greg Kandra wrote about a House Blessing in which he had participated.  Having read his story—twice in fact—I find myself in a story-telling mood!When my husband and I moved to our home six years ago, we were taking a big step and we knew it.  Oh, our home isn’t huge—we have no marble staircase, no media room, no butler’s pantry….  What we have, though, is a bunch of trees—"big stuff” to us, former suburbanites accustomed to life on a city block.  … [Read more...]

AESOP'S FABLES AND THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA: Courage of Your Convictions – A Reminder for RINO’s

To all Congressional Republicans who have disappointed your constituents by your failure to support issues in defense of Life: The election will be held on November 6, 2012.   The Bat, the Birds and the Beasts By Aesop  A great conflict was about to come off between the Birds and the Beasts.  When the two armies were collected together, the Bat hesitated which to join.  The Birds that passed beneath his perch said:  “Come with us”; but he said: “I am a Beast.”  Later on, some Beasts w … [Read more...]

CHRIST THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: The Significance of the Paschal Candle

Last night at the beginning of the Easter Vigil, our pastor Fr. Bob LaCroix prepared the Paschal Candle. The pure white wax of the candle is inscribed with a cross, along with the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet, and the date of this year of grace.As we gathered outside the church to watch, Father Bob inserted five grains of incense incased in wax into the candle, representing the wounds our Savior received on the Cross in his hands, feet, and side. As the nails on which the … [Read more...]