Praying for Peace in the Midst of Unsettled Uncertainty

I have been offline a lot the past few days. Frankly, I’ve been unplugged in general as we move my youngest back in at college. In a way, there is tremendous comfort in doing things like unpacking boxes of books and laundering musty comforters. I’m normally not super awesome at doing “mom stuff” like this. [Read More...]

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Following the @USCCB #PeacePilgrimage Online

As a Catholic geek, I love the fact that when our Bishops do something as important as take a “Peace Pilgrimage” in the Holy Land, they go out of their way to share it with the faithful using the latest tools of technology. An overview of the trip is provided by the USCCB: This week, [Read More...]

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Let’s Answer the Call to Fasting and Prayer for Peace

Recently, I received the following press release about an excellent event that is being held this month. I wondered at the fact that this is the 22nd “International Week of Prayer and Fasting”, but only my first time to know about it. The nine day event will be kicked with an international conference on September [Read More...]

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Holy Land Gathering of Bishops – “Officials: Become Leaders of Hope”

News from the USCCB of an important meeting of Bishops this week in Israel, aimed at finding solutions to bring lasting peace for the Holy Land: WASHINGTON—Bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America, gathered in the Holy Land for an annual meeting, said that hope is needed to bring lasting peace to the Holy [Read More...]

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Use Online Tool to Urge Your Senator to Support Peace in Israel

From Churches for Middle East Peace comes a simple way to urge your elected representatives to help Secretary of State John Kerry move forward the negotiations between Israel and Palestine. At their website, CMEP is offering a simple form — searchable by your zip code — which will help you draft and send a note [Read More...]

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Are Peace and Advent Incompatible?

As I was praying with my Advent wreath this morning, it occurred to me first of all how odd it is to pray with an Advent resource I wrote myself. This year, as part of my devotions for the season, I’ll be using my own little O Radiant Dawn. Since it’s been well over a [Read More...]

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