40 Days, 40 Ways to Grow Closer to God

40 Days 40 Ways

Are you ready for Lent?If you, like me, have been stalling about "getting ready for Lent," with the expectation that all the prayers and sacrifices and stuff will just fall into place come Ash Wednesday, you might like to take a look at Marcellino D'Ambrosio's new book, 40 Days, 40 Ways:  A New Look at Lent.It works like this:  On each day of Lent, Marcellino suggests one way that you can observe the season.  Here's an example, the first entry for Ash Wednesday: Day 1.  Ashes are a sign … [Read more...]

An Exposition Tabernacle: One Solution to That French “Desecration” Problem

Exposition Tabernacle 1

Bishop Pascal Roland, bishop of the Diocese of Bellay-Ars in France, has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all tabernacles in his diocese, and the tabernacle doors kept open to show that it is empty.  After thieves desecrated ten churches in the diocese since October, stealing consecrated hosts from five of them, the bishop ordered that consecrated hosts be kept in a more secure location.The Diocese of Bellay-Ars described the most recent thefts on its … [Read more...]

IS OUTRAGE! Obama Likens ISIS to Crusades?

If you're going to attack Christianity for what some guys did 1,100 years ago, why not do it at the National Prayer Breakfast?I am, frankly, struggling to wrap my head around this:WHY THE HELL would the President of the United States, invited to lead our nation in prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast, choose that moment to insult the 76% of the U.S. population who identify themselves as Christian?The blogosphere is filling with outrage today, after Obama's latest insult of … [Read more...]