Archive for March 2011

Just Say Yes!

Yesterday’s responsorial Psalm’s refrain was, “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”  In the day’s Gospel, Mary says to the angel Gabriel, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to your word.” Have you said those words?  Have you answered God’s call?  Or did... Read more »

The Journal and the Glass: Half Full

When I’m looking for something, I always find something else, not necessarily the thing I’m looking for! The other day I found one of my old journals.  If you ever truly want to look at your image in a mirror, read an old journal that you wrote.  Some of it was painful to read, some... Read more »

Fr. John Corapi the Accused

From Fr. John Corapi’s Home Page, March 18, 2011: On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to... Read more »

Bill Maher And The Catholic Church

It came to my attention through a News Feed that Bill Maher decided to ridicule the Catholic Church the other day.  I read the article and watched the video.  I wish I hadn’t.  I can’t imagine what the victims and their families might think if they saw it.  For me, it was like a knife thrust in my... Read more »

Lenten Mission With Dr. Jerry Galipeau

Monday and Tuesday of last week, my husband and I attended a Lenten Mission at St. Andrew’s on Paulina and Addison.  The mission speaker was Dr. Jerry Galipeau who is the Associate Publisher at World Library Publications which is the music and liturgy division of J. S. Paluch Company. It’s difficult to do justice to... Read more »

Nine Words And Heaven

I read an amazing article in the National Catholic Register by Jennifer Fulwiler entitled, “The Nine Words That Make Christianity Make Sense.”  Out of all the articles I’ve read by Catholic writers and bloggers, this one truly blew me away!  She also references Peter Kreeft’s excellent article, “Heaven.” Ms. Fulwiler points out that in Genesis 3:19 it states... Read more »

A Psalm For Women - Women's History Month

A Psalm For Women by Carol Gura (Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible NRSV) Divine Wisdom, out of love and compassion You created me   and called me “woman” bone of bones and flesh of flesh companion and partner with man. You created me in your  own image to be fruitful   and to fill the earth with life,... Read more »

Do To Others While Raising A Glass to St. Pat!

Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Which one of you would hand... Read more »

What I Really Gave Up For Lent

I tried to be nice.  I did not want to be the raving, lunatic customer that I sometimes have, but after two weeks, four calls to customer service, two canceled appointments (even after receiving confirmation calls on both), bills with charges of things we didn’t have or never ordered, constant apologies and assurances that everything... Read more »

New And Improved Bible!

The New American Bible Revised Edition was released Ash Wednesday, March 9.  I admit to not reading the whole Bible, so there was a lot of things that were a big surprise to me. The ancient word “holocaust” was changed to “burnt offering.”  I think most of us equate the word holocaust to the massacre... Read more »