Pope Benedict Speaks About Religious Liberty in the U.S.

The Pope speaks out about “threat to religious liberty” in the U.S. [Read more…]

Love Is Patient . . .

All the times I have ever heard or read 1 Corinthians 13, I somehow have always flown over the very first definition of Love. Lately though, I can only meditate on it and it alone. Love is Patient. Love/God is Patient. In order for us to learn how to love God, we must learn patience. [Read More…]

Surprised by Joy

I don’t know when it began. I know that when I first began to pray my rosary daily it was work. It was frankly very difficult for me and uncomfortable, but I believed in the value of asking Mary every day for her intercession so I continued even if it was difficult. Lately, though, I [Read More…]

First Sunday of Advent

While many grumble about the new Mass translation, and others celebrate, today opens the first day of Advent. I love Advent. What I most love about Advent is bringing the prayers in my home and lighting the candles every night at dinner. There is something just sacred about sitting down, lighting the  candles and praying [Read More…]

Assuming the Best

I have been pondering the Golden Rule lately. It seems like such a simple little ditty, “Do to Others as You Wish Others Would Do to You.” I don’t know about you, but I find the reality of it is quite difficult. But I have found that if we take that one step further, “Think [Read More…]

The Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him [Read More…]

When the Catholic Family is NOT Holy

I have been debating whether I should write this post. A part of me wonders if it is a pointless endeavor. Every time I have begun to write this, I have trashed it half way. Part of the problem is that I am not sure what my point is. And as every good writer knows [Read More…]

Catholic Mom in Need of Prayer

While pregnant with Baby #6, a friend of mine–a devout Catholic mom–suffered from terrible headaches. The doctors finally ordered an MRI and they discovered a brain tumor. They waited until her baby was born and tomorrow she goes in for treatment to shrink the tumor. The doctors are pretty certain that it is a benign [Read More…]

Are Our Children Really Safe in the Church?

The National Catholic Reporter has a disturbing story out of Kansas City about a priest there whose personal computer was filled with pornographic images of children. The priest was just arrested by local authorities. But the Kansas City-St.Joseph Diocese under Bishop Finn knew about this priest and his computer since December 2010. The Bishop did [Read More…]

Snot Covered Shirts

Every new mom learns pretty quick that her life as she has known it has ended and a new chapter has begun. One of the easiest means of this discovery besides the lack of sleep, and constant feedings, is when she looks down at her new, clean, shirt that she has been fortunate enough to [Read More…]