Beauty Meets Grace in Detroit’s Historic Churches


My fingers tugged at the wrapper, and I held my breath as I rushed to open Detroit’s Historic Places of Worship.  I’d visited many of Detroit’s oldest churches through the years, and I was looking forward to reviewing this new book; but I was delighted by the explosion of color and fine detail on every page of this beautiful coffee table book, released in September 2012 by Wayne State University Press.“Churches and synagogues have played a crucial role in Detroit for generations,” said Nancy … [Read more...]

The Body and Blood of Christ. Really. Just Think of That!

The Feasts

I have been lost in a book this week--thoroughly enjoying Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina's The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics.As a participant on their blog tour, I was asked to write about the Solemnity of the Body and Blood--and I'm only too happy to share this book with you.  In fact, I've written about Corpus Christi often before.  The feast is celebrated around the world in so many ways.Here at Seasons of Grace, I've offered readers the opportunity each y … [Read more...]

Wendy Davis and Karen Santorum: Two Pregnancies, Two Problems, Two Points of View

Letters to Gabriel

In 1996, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis learned that the child she was carrying in her womb had a severe and life-threatening abnormality.That same year Karen Santorum, wife of then-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), learned that the child she was carrying in her womb had a severe and life-threatening abnormality.How the two women dealt with their “problems” exposes the chasm which divides pro-life and pro-abortion Americans. * * * * *WENDY DAVIS Wendy Davis (D-Texas) burst onto the natio … [Read more...]