Christ Was at Mass Today (A Guest Post by Deal W. Hudson)

Bored in church - man

Thank you so much to Deal Hudson, who generously granted permission for me to carry his post on my blog.  I can't agree more--and I wouldn't have said it as well! *     *     *     *CHRIST WAS AT MASS TODAY:  A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT  By Deal W. Hudson WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) -  My wife, also a Catholic convert, has said several times over the years,  "The Church makes it so hard to be a Catholic." If she was really precise she would have said, "I go to Mass and it looks, sounds, and … [Read more...]

Catholic Village Under Fire from Syrian Forces and Rebels – UPDATED

Syrian Catholic village

The Syrian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, has a rich history dating back to the time of Christ.It is a longstanding tradition that St. Thecla, a follower of the apostle Paul, is buried there within the walls of a convent that bears her name.  Thecla had taken a vow of chastity, and she fled to Maaloula to avoid marriage.  As her pursuers approached, a cleft of rock opened on the site, permitting her to escape; and it was there that her convent was constructed.In fact, Maaloula is o … [Read more...]