Archive for April 2011

What's Missing In The Fr. Pfleger Controversy?

I have read so many articles about Fr. Michael Pfleger now that my head is spinning!  Even if you’re not Catholic or even vaguely interested in this story, it will pop up on the internet or in print.   But through everything I’ve read, I got the feeling that something was missing.  Something wasn’t right.... Read more »

The Littlest of Miracles

I used to get a lot of stuff in the mail from religious organizations.  Prayer cards, Mass Intention folders, medals and other things.  I haven’t gotten anything like that in a long time until today (Wednesday, April 27th). I opened up an envelope that appeared to be all in Spanish.  I couldn’t figure it out.... Read more »

Francis Cardinal George Suspends Fr. Pfleger!

In a letter to Fr. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina,  Francis Cardinal George suspended the controversial priest.  Apparently the Cardinal is finally fed up with his wayward priest and is giving him time to think over his actions and his priesthood. In a stunning statement, the Cardinal tells the good father, “If you now formally leave the... Read more »

The Layers of the Onion

“Forgiveness is like the layers of an onion.  As the layers are peeled away, you either get a bad smell or a sweet taste.” – Siblingless  ;-) Out of everything Christians believe in, forgiveness is probably the most difficult. In one of my previous blogs, I wrote about my own experience.  I have found that there... Read more »

The Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Prayer for the intercession of Pope John Paul II O Holy Trinity, we thank you for having given to the ChurchPope John Paul II,and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love He, trusting completely in your infinite mercyand in... Read more »

Free Marriage Advice for William & Kate!

I’m not interested in the “royal wedding” or the “royal couple.”  I actually cringed when I heard that William gave Kate his mother’s engagement ring.  Had William’s parents’ marriage been successful, it may have been more appropriate in my opinion.  But a family heirloom, regardless of it’s history, does not a marriage make. I found... Read more »

A Letter To Kaitlyn on Her First Communion

Dear Kaitlyn, Today is the big day!  You’ve planned your party (well, maybe your mom did!), picked out your dress, had your hair and pictures done.  All the “outwardly” signs.  You’ve done the “inside” stuff as well.  You’ve gone to church, attended classes, studied and talked about your faith. When you walk down the aisle... Read more »

The Unborn Life and Mother's Day

“For it was you who formed my inward parts … My frame was not hidden from you.” – Psalm 139:13-15 (Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible NRSV) The following was written by Louise Perrotta and is from “The Tradition” in the Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible (NRSV).  It’s so beautifully written that I had to share it: “I’ll... Read more »

St. Mark And Leaving the World A "Rear View"

Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them:  ”Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever wishes to save his life, will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.  What profit... Read more »

Rejoice! And Happy Easter!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.” This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. “The right hand... Read more »