Sunday is the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King. It is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, the end of the Church’s liturgical year. (Advent starts next week!) … Continue Reading Christ the King – What is Truth?
Bear with me. One weekend this summer, after having my nephews over to play on the Xbox and going to church the next day, the thought came to me that our relationship … Continue Reading Minecraft Cats and the Worship of God
“To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” This is … Continue Reading In the Ordinary: A First Friday Observance
I grieve the closing of Catholic churches. But, what grieves God the most is the closing of hearts. What would you do about this?
Do you pray not to be put to the test? I do. I think about the worst situation that I could find myself in and then I wonder… would I … Continue Reading In the Midst of Wolves
The soul is what animates the body, bringing it to life – and my soul, as a human being, is the breath of God. If my soul is of God, … Continue Reading My Particular Body and My Peculiar Soul – My Immortality
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
God speaks to us through beauty. The more fragile or hidden the beautiful thing, the stronger the call to love. If we fail to discern or respond, then we fail … Continue Reading Here I Am
“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
My friend, whose husband died last December, is going through her year of firsts. The first Christmas without Dave. The first birthday without him. The first Easter… the first wedding … Continue Reading Grieving the Death of a Loved One: Beauty Speaks
We are but dust in the vast cosmos… I ask in advance if any of this post is bizarre or unsettling to anyy of my fellow devout Christians. Please remember … Continue Reading God for Us (Reason and Faith)
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
Catholic imagery can be beautiful… and also a bit terrifying. Gruesome even. The picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that I use in the header of my blog is … Continue Reading First Friday and the Universal Treasures of the Sacred Heart
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
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
The beloved student laid his head near the heart of the Christ and asked who would be the betrayer. I want to be a student of the Master… Do I … Continue Reading Nigh Unto Me