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Observations on the Emerald Isle

A co-worker of mine was driving several of us to a business dinner in Dublin when the subject of religion in Ireland came up.  This younger gentleman left me with this thought, “Oh churches here are dying out. They are attended mostly by the … [Read More...]

Two Books for Praying Stations of the Cross with Children

You know what I love about our Catholic faith? There's always next year. Or next week. Or, hey, the next hour! Here it is, Good Friday. Have I prayed the Stations? No, I have not, and don't even ASK if I've prayed them with my children. My litany … [Read More...]

Book & Blood

Last month we finished Revelations: Alpha & Omega, New Jerusalem, Wedding Feast of the Lamb; and jumped into the Mass. I start by drawing the Synagogue and the Temple. We review what happens in each place, their history, and who is in charge. In … [Read More...]

Saints as Specialists

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self control." 2 Tim. 1:7 My husband is an internal medicine doctor. When he runs across a difficult patient situation, for instance persistence headaches that are not responding … [Read More...]

Kids Wanna Know

Too Catechetical for Words We had 28 class meetings on this year's Wednesday Night Sunday School schedule. Since New Year's we've lost two days to snow, plus about another 1/2 class to other events. The later in the year I lose classtime, the … [Read More...]

My Daughter’s Sacrifice

Every few years, my daughter (with special needs) has a birthday that falls on Good Friday. I have been constantly impressed with her commitment to keep her fast on that day, rather than celebrating her birthday. This child, who often misses the … [Read More...]

All We Have To Do Is Ask

“Ask and you shall receive. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7). If you’ve ever experienced the power of a novena, you can truly understand these words of Jesus told by St. Matthew in today’s … [Read More...]

Family: Its role in the New Evangelization

I read Pope Francis' address to the Spanish Bishops who were in Rome two weeks ago for their ad limina visits.  In his remarks he mentioned the role of the family in the context of the New Evangelization: An evangelized family is a valuable agent of … [Read More...]