Creative Easter Baskets for Catholic Kiddies

Easter Basket

Easter's coming!  And as much as children love the jelly beans and the chocolate bunny and the marshmallow eggs, there are lots of moms and dads who want to inject some faith into the Easter basket.When our children were small, we were sometimes successful in finding white chocolate crosses or tiny rosaries in plastic egg cases to press into the plastic grass in their baskets.I have some other ideas, though, for dedicated Catholic parents who want to be sure that Easter Day is both (a) … [Read more...]

He Is Risen! Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?

Empty tomb

I’ve seen many images of the Resurrected Christ, in oils and tempura and marble.   This year, though, I was struck by this image—of the empty tomb?No, look again:   The stone is rolled back, but inside the sepulcher something wondrous is happening.  The blinding light, like an eclipse of the sun!  Why, the artist is gazing into the tomb at the moment that Christ’s body is reinfused with life.In 2011, after five years of scientific experiments using different methods of coloring linen, Ita … [Read more...]

POP QUIZ: What Do You Tell Your Children About the Easter Bunny?


Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, on which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:1-2Stop and think about this. No, really!  Read it twice.  Think about it.It sounds pretty important, doesn’t it?I bring this up because a poll published by The Barna Group in March 2010 shows that when asked what Easter is about, only 37% … [Read more...]