Archive for December 2012

The Top Ten Reasons for Hope

There’s always hope. Always! Please join me and a few of my very closest friends on Facebook and on Twitter

The Visitation

In today’s Gospel, Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth who is pregnant with John the Baptist.  Moved by the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth blurts out: “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For... Read more »

In the Bleak Midwinter

These dreary days are hard to take especially when we’re supposed to be in a festive mood in anticipation for Christmas.  In light of the Connecticut shooting, there’s an incredible sadness that still lingers and probably will for a long time. In the Bleak Midwinter by Christin G. Russetti (1830-1894) and Gustav T. Holst (1874-1934)... Read more »

From Atheist to Catholic: Jennifer Fulwiler's Minor Revisions

Jennifer Fulwiler writes for the National Catholic Register and also writes the blog Conversion Diary.

Third Week of Advent with Fr. Pontifex

When I’m at work and losing patience with co-workers or customers I think about what Fr. Pontifex (aka Fr. Charles Burns) says in this video. It’s easy to see Our Lord in the Eucharist at Mass, but it’s much harder to see Him in our every day lives. Especially in the faces of those who... Read more »

What it's Like to Take Care of Someone Who's Mentally Ill

Unfortunately, I know what it’s like to take care of someone who is mentally ill.  My husband and I took care of my mother after my father died.  It’s hard to even describe what we went through. The verbal abuse of me was almost constant up until the day she had her last stroke and... Read more »

The Third Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent, also known as “Gaudete” Sunday, which means “Rejoice!” In today’s Gospel, the crowds ask John the Baptist, “What should we do?”  His answer is quite simple: “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax... Read more »

The Connecticut School Shootings: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

It’s the age old question isn’t it?  Why does God allow suffering?  In light of the Connecticut school shooting yesterday, this question has been on the minds of all of us. I have so little to offer.  I found this scripture from a few priests on Twitter: And God shall wipe away all tears from... Read more »

The Pope is on Twitter!

The Pope is on Twitter and a lot of people are wondering why that is important.  I think it’s important that the Pope use all social media to not only reach Catholics, but everyone.  And in the picture here, it looks likes he’s having a good time! Here are Pope Benedict’s first three tweets in... Read more »

Six Christmas Songs That Make Me Happy

I never heard of this until I met my husband, but his family listened to this song, over and over when they were children. This one was new to me too. I remember singing this one. I’ve always loved the Chipmunks! This one is my new favorite! And who doesn’t love the Grinch? Or that... Read more »