Feeding the Family for $7.50: What I Learned

As Lent began, Billy Kangas -- who is an advocate for the hungry -- gave us 5 creative ideas for fasting.As Lent draws to a close, allow me to share something written by a reader whose family felt called to try one of Billy's challenging ideas, and who came away from the experience with a raised conscience, new awareness, and a determination to do more for hungry people everywhere.She prefers to remain anonymous -- so her deeds are seen only in secret by God. And we are in Holy Week; … [Read more...]

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Reconcile Yourself to Resurrection!

And be renewed!I'll be there, tomorrow, please join me! It has been two months since my last confession, and more than past-time for me to again avail myself of the soul-settling power and grace of this sacrament.And this confession will include -- among my copious other sins large and small -- "I yelled at a guy on the radio and was full of anger and uncharity, when I really did know better, but nobody steps on a nun in my town..." and "I went to Mass unwillingly because sometimes, … [Read more...]

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Unusual Liturgy, Unusual Media, Unusual Holy Week – UPDATED

My piece over at First Things this week, recounts the unusual, and ultimately rather empty-feeling Palm Sunday liturgy I experienced last weekend:It struck me as odd that the same people who say they wish to “build up the community of the People of God,” and who often decry what they see as “limitations” to the role of the laity, completely omitted any interaction between themselves and the people in the pews. The Gospel reading for Palm Sunday is the only one inviting lay participation, yet … [Read more...]

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