Imagine that we’re sitting together in a cemetery … I’ve had difficulty with the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – just as I’ve had difficulty with … Continue Reading The Assumption and Every Body
“I sing the body electric…” One Particular Body Have you ever looked at your fingers? I mean, have you seriously looked at your fingers to really see them? Intricate workings … Continue Reading The Human Body and First Friday Observation
Enough said: “But your eyes are blessed, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly, I’m telling you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see … Continue Reading How Good We Have It
Yesterday was Trinity Sunday in the Catholic Church, a time to reflect upon the unfathomable Mystery of the Holy Trinity. And by “unfathomable”, I mean totally confusing. I can tell … Continue Reading Cloud, Snow, River: H2O and the Holy Trinity
Joy is a thing with wings that flies ever to its source; and if that source is love, how beautiful its course. Like a bird cupped gently in the hands, … Continue Reading Pregnant
Mary Series: Part 2 (continued from A Stranger Appears… ) First troubled with wonder and puzzlement, then sincerely trusting and deeply curious, a young woman’s response to a strange … Continue Reading In the Cloud of Glory a Portal Opens
Mary Series: Part 1 Picture it. Nazareth. 1 BC (or maybe a few years earlier.) Alone in the simple home where she lives with her parents, a young peasant woman … Continue Reading A Stranger Appears in the Making of the Bread
Some people accuse Catholics of worshiping Mary. Considering the language that some Catholics use regarding the mother of Jesus, I, as a Roman Catholic myself, can’t blame the accusers for … Continue Reading Not Devoted to Mary – but No One Should Ignore Her
What is left? A randomly selected quote from Proverbs inspires some random thoughts on being rich, being poor, and the blessedness of being a beggar – whether rich or poor. … Continue Reading In His Integrity – Why Not Blessed Are the Rich?
If you knew you were going to die, what would you do on your last day? The liturgy of Holy Thursday begins the holiest part of Holy Week, the Easter … Continue Reading The Human LORD
I’ve written here that I want to feel sacred – and that I’m disappointed because I thought I would feel sacred by making an act of consecration to the Sacred … Continue Reading Not Fulfilled Yet
Integrity, I have heard it said, is the quality of a person whose actions correspond to his or her beliefs. So, I, who believe in Christian love and charity, ask … Continue Reading The Charity Case Tries Charity
Eternity is not only about life after death, like heaven and hell. Eternity is also here and now. For, if eternity has no beginning and no end, then it’s already … Continue Reading Talk the Talk – Walk the Walk?
When I consecrated myself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I knew that there was part of the Consecration that would be difficult, if not impossible, for me to do … Continue Reading Lord, Live Your Life through Me
While studying the theology of Benedict XVI through an online STEP course, a classmate, Bernadette Vance, suggested that we try writing our own apostolic type letters. Choosing our own audience, … Continue Reading A Letter to the Fallen Away
I don’t get the Holy Trinity. So far beyond the grasp of my logic, and even my imagination, that when I think about the Trinity too much, I feel the … Continue Reading God As a Sentence