Transfixed by the Transfiguration (Mosaic Version)

Transfiguration - Altar of

  This morning I attended Mass, not at our regular parish where my husband serves as deacon, but at the Church of the Transfiguration which is nearer our home.  My schedule change was providential:  Transfiguration parish was planning a picnic and a grand celebration for the Feast of the Transfiguration, which will be observed in other parishes on Tuesday. So I was reminded of the great and beautiful story of Jesus’ revealing his true nature to three of the apostles on the top of … [Read more...]

An Explosion of Light from Rio’s New Cathedral Will Greet WYD Pilgrims

Cathedral - Rio de Janeiro - night 1

As World Youth Day pilgrims descend upon the city of Rio de Janeiro, I thought you’d enjoy a peek at the city’s great cathedrals. First the old one:  The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Ancient See.  The Old Cathedral, located in the Praça XV square in downtown Rio, is one of the most important historical buildings in the city.  It served as the diocesan See from 1808 until 1976, and was also used in the 19th century as the Imperial … [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 … [Read more...]