The Cross Over Germany, the Cross on Our Hearts

"I crossed Germany from north to south, from east to west." --Pope Benedict XVI, speaking about his apostolic visit to his homeland  We are a people of hope and a people of symbol.This was made apparent once again when Pope Benedict XVI, traveling by air during his recent apostolic trip to his homeland, flew from Berlin to Erfurt, from Eichsfeld to Freiburg—thus drawing the Sign of the Cross over the country of Germany.  Amid the flurry of state visits, papal processions and encounters with … [Read more...]

Detacho: Modular Dollhouses for Fractured Families

Okay, now this is just sad.Toys help children to learn and prepare them for life.  That’s why industrial designer Ben Forman (benformandesign.co.uk) has introduced a new dollhouse to help today’s modern preschooler prepare for the inevitable unhappy changes in her family structure.  It’s called Detacho.Detacho families, like so many contemporary American families, can reconfigure themselves, either expanding with the birth of new siblings, or separating into smaller groups of married or divor … [Read more...]

Work Toward the Common Good, Pope Exhorts

“In communion with your bishops I invite you, the lay faithful, not to fail to use your skills and responsibilities to contribute to the construction of the common good.”A big challenge from the Pope!  At the Angelus on Sunday, October 9, Pope Benedict exhorted lay Catholics to work toward the good of society. And our Holy Father, speaking in Calabria, in the south of Italy, led by example:  After lunch with local bishops at the episcopal residence of Bishop Luigi Antonio Cantafora, bishop of … [Read more...]


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