Wow! Two of my favorite readings on the the same day! The Gospel reading today is from Mark — the story of the woman who reached out and touched the hem of Jesus’ robe. When I first read St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises (or, let me say, a *portion* of it) in college I was intrigued … [Read more…]
Here’s to my beloved first daughter, Reilly, who is now 8 going on teenager right before my eyes. She is the a sweet, sensitive girl that goes out of her way to make sure that everyone is taken care of. She hates to see anyone hurt, or left out, or sad in any way. If … [Read more…]
From the Moniales blogsite comes the pointer to this video, which is an interesting look at the Dominican presence at the March. The video is 18 minutes long, so use it as a good coffee or tea break this morning! The rest of the videos look interesting as well, so I think I know how … [Read more…]
I had the wonderful opportunity… oh, about 15 years ago, or so… to march in Washington DC for the annual March for Life. It was an amazing experience, and one that I will never forget. I was attending a Protestant church at the time, and was still rather anti-Catholic in my beliefs, but I recall … [Read more…]
Et Tu, Jen offers a wonderful post on wealth, and whether or not God wants us to be prosperous. I think the commments — especially the first ones from Martin, who quotes from various encyclicals, are well worth reading. I will admit that I have thought about this question long and hard as well. As … [Read more…]
“Hello, my name is Marie, and I pitched a fit until my Daddy put this on my forehead. After that, I was one happy little camper.” “See? Don’t I look cool? Don’t I look happy?” “It fell off! Why aren’t you putting it back on me? Why are you laughing at me? Stop it!I don’t … [Read more…]
We took a tour of a working grist mill here in South Carolina — how cool is that? The kids got a chance to see it in action, and then (of course!) we had to buy some grits to take home. Wow! Much better than the stuff you get in the store! [note to my … [Read more…]
From Fr. Dwight Longenecker. This time, he discusses the Catholic view of original sin vs. total depravity, using the character of Gollum from LORD OF THE RINGS. Please take just a few minutes and read his post — it’s well worth it!
These sad photos show my children, determined to get some sort of “winter fun” out of a day that promised snow, picking… well, we can’t really call them “icicles,” can we? Let’s call them “iciclettes”… off of the bushes outside. My childhood was spent up North, so I got more than my fair share of … [Read more…]
“But I would not believe in the Gospel, had not the authority of the Catholic Church already moved me.“ —St. Augustine I thought this was fitting, in honor of the book I recommended yesterday by Mark Shea.