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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...]

How to Turn a Webinar into an Online Retreat

Webinars are an increasingly popular tool for spreading the word about a company or product. But are they the right tool for spreading the Word of God? They certainly can be. The key is to turn a webinar into an online retreat by creating a spiritual … [Read More...]

You Are What You Eat

I heard this story at Mass this week: The serpent said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?" 2 And the woman said, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but God said, 'You shall not eat of the … [Read More...]