A Little Light Reading to Enliven Your Lent

Reflections from Rome

I have been smiling my way through Monsignor Richard Soseman's book, Reflections from Rome: Practical Thoughts on Faith and Family.I'm just sorry--so sorry!--that I didn't tell you about it earlier, before Lent began; but you know, it's not too late to add it to your repertoire during this season of reflection and renewal!I first met Monsignor Soseman ("Mons" is his on-line handle) in May 2011, when I was in Rome attending the Vatican Blogfest.  Mons, a priest from the Diocese of Peoria … [Read more...]

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LENT WITH LEGS: Let “Mercy in the City” Transform Your Lent With an Action Plan

How can you offer sacrifices during Lent?You can drop a 10-spot into the collection plate on Sunday morning, and walk away feeling smug.Or you can “feed the hungry” by sharing your tuna sandwich with a homeless man, “clothe the naked” by purging your closet of seldom worn clothing, and “give drink to the thirsty” by volunteering to offer cool bottled water to runners in New York City's Half-Marathon. *     *     *     *     * Kerry Weber , a Mercy Associate and managing editor of Americ … [Read more...]

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Who You Callin’ a Hoo’er?! Elizabeth Scalia, in Her Latest Book, Is Insightful as Always

Scalia book

“You either believe all that stuff you say you believe, and you act accordingly, or it's all a lot of hooey and you're the hoo-er.” --Elizabeth ScaliaI want to chat a bit today about my boss, the editor of the rowdy bunch of Catholics here at Patheos, the indomitable Elizabeth Scalia.Elizabeth is already well known and loved as a writer: Her The Anchoress blog here at Patheos, as well as her columns at First Things and other sites, have distinguished her on the web. Her most excellent b … [Read more...]

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