What If the World Really Ended on September 28?

If you're watching the news, you may be looking forward to a total lunar eclipse on Sunday evening, September 27. The first moon of Autumn is called a Harvest Moon--but this year, because the moon's orbit brings it closer to Earth than usual, it's called a "super moon." What that means--what I got to see, to my delight, at about 6:30 this morning!--is that it appears 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal.WXYZ-TV in Detroit gives this information about when to see the … [Read more...]

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“Daughter, Your Faith Has Saved You”: A Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thank you to my husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, for permitting me to share his homily. Here, he encourages us to find meaning through our faith in Jesus Christ.  "Daughter, Your Faith Has Saved You" A guest post by Deacon Jerry Schiffer I think it’s safe to say that many people are uneasy with the state of the world today. Whether the topic is the climate or politics or the economy or cultural changes, many find reason to fear the future. At times like this I think it’s good to reflect o … [Read more...]

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His Name Is John: Happy Birthday, John the Baptist!

When the time  arrived for Elizabeth  to have her child she gave birth to  a son. Her neighbors and  relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced  with her. When they came on  the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to  call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother  said in reply, “No. He will be  called John.” But they answered  her, “There is no one  among your relatives who has this name.” So they made  signs, asking his … [Read more...]

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