Peter, Paul and Mary Sing About the Woman at the Well

Peter Paul and Mary

As a deacon, my husband reads the Gospel at Mass each Sunday.  This morning before we left the house he stared at me, a sort of "deer in headlights" stare, and said, "Today's Gospel is REALLY long!"And indeed, it was.  At 775 words, the story of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well may be the longest Gospel reading except for the readings of the Passion during Holy Week.I found this rendition of "Jesus Met a Woman" by '60s folk singers Peter Paul and Mary.  It seems just … [Read more...]

Michigan Bishops Respond to Ruling on Marriage Amendment

Homosexual couples line up to obtain marriage licenses on Saturday morning, March 22

Late in the day on Friday, March 21, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman overturned the 2004 voter-approved Michigan Marriage Amendment.  In his ruling, the judge said that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, and he ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban.Judge Friedman wrote:"Today's decision ... affirms the enduring principle that regardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of the most recent majority, the guarantee of equal protection m … [Read more...]

March Madness, Vasectomies and the Really Manly Man


In Spring a young man's fancy turns to.... vasectomies??You may have seen something of this in the news this week. Apparently, some urologists have noted as much as a 50% increase in the number of vasectomies scheduled during or just before NCAA basketball's MARCH MADNESS tournament.The reasoning is this: If you're going to be lounging around on the couch for a couple of days anyway, eyes glued to the television screen watching college basketball, why not have that vasectomy you've been … [Read more...]