Corralling Corapi: Pandora’s Box?

John Corapi has released another statement.In what has emerged as a pitiful volley of "he said-he said," Corapi again defends himself against accusations leveled against him by his own order.  The S.O.L.T., similarly, had been defending itself against Corapi's blunt criticisms.There has never been any sexual impropriety, Corapi insists.  Never any paid hush money.  Never was deception intended; he was only following the studied advice of his legal team.  His financial independence, he say … [Read more...]

Playing Martha to My Husband’s Mary

My husband and I went in two different directions today.He, a deacon, has been helping out in the last week before our new pastor arrives, so he preached at two Masses this morning.  He helped a kindly but somewhat befuddled visiting priest, hugged a newborn baby, talked to a hundred or so souls and wished them a happy holiday.I cleaned the house.I had attended the vigil mass yesterday, so I had fulfilled my obligation.  And we have company coming this week, so there was much to d … [Read more...]

Because Jesus Said So, That’s Why!

July 1, 2011Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  "Behold the Heart that has so loved men ... instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude ..." Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians meditated on the Five Wounds of Christ.  There grew up among the faithful  prayers to the Sacred Heart, prayers to the Shoulder Wound of Christ—private devotions which helped Christians to focus on the pass … [Read more...]


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