St. Aloysius: A Baby’s First Words, First Thoughts, and Keeping an Eye on Heaven

Aloysius Gonzaga as a Young Boy

Our daughter’s first word was “Squirrel!”  She was excited by the furry critters that romped outside the living room window—so excited, in fact, that we bought her a stuffed squirrel in lieu of a teddy bear on her first Christmas.Our son’s first word (after “Mama” and “Dada”, of course) was “Airplane”.   Riding to Grandma and Grandpa’s house safely buckled in the infant seat, he sat too low to see the forward lunge of commuters in Fords and Chevys, the harried shoppers and the barking dogs.  … [Read more...]

Patheos Bloggers Conspire to Change the World: My Day with My Friend, Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Kathy w Fr Dwight Longenecker

I am so proud to call this guy my friend.Yesterday in Greenville, South Carolina, Father Dwight Longenecker and I got together for food and fellowship.  We chatted:  about writing, about our respective blogs, about Catholicism, and about you, the reader.  This photo was taken in his office.I’ve been reading the works of Fr. Dwight Longenecker since the publication of More Christianity: Finding the Fullness of the Faith, circa 2002.  That book took C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity to the next … [Read more...]