Archive for February 2013

If Jesus Had to Pray, So Do We

If Jesus had to pray, so do we! It sounds so simple doesn’t it? But as Fr. Pontifex says, we get busy and feel we don’t have the time. This Lent we will witness history as we watch one Pope step down and another take the reins of our Church. Despite the controversies within the... Read more »

Do You Want to Become the New Pope? Here's How!

Are you thinking about becoming the Pope? Well, you might not have enough time to get your act together this time, but maybe you’ll have a shot at it after this one. Here’s what you need to do: Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your... Read more »

Mindful Meditations for Lent | Barren and Depleted?

Mindful Meditations for Lent: Barren and Depleted? with Fr. Warren Savage is a thoughtful way to spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer. The series can be found here Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your email address in the box and click the... Read more »
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Proving Myself During Lent

I always thought Lent was a battle of my own will and proving to myself (and to others) that I could “give up” something(s) for forty days, but reading Fr. John Hollowell’s article “Fallible Tips for Lent”, I realized that Lent is just making promises to God. Here are Father’s nine tips to Lent and... Read more »

Our Daughter's Reflections on Lent

Our Daughter's Reflections on Lent
Our daughter had her reflections on Lent as her status on her Facebook page the other day: “When I was a kid Lent was so simple.  I gave up sweets every year and got a break on Sundays.  Now that I’m older I’ve realized why we practice this gloomy season.  We have to take time... Read more »

A Valentine for My Husband

Our Wedding:  October 30, 1982
I would like to give my husband a Valentine that gave him entrance to heaven.  Yes you read that correctly and here’s why: I heard Fr. John Corapi talk about what he would ask Pre-Cana couples during counseling.  He would ask them what they wanted for their prospective partners.  Invariably they would say things like... Read more »
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Ash Wednesday and Lent in Two Minutes

It will only take two minutes of your time for Busted Halo to explain Ash Wednesday and Lent. Join me and other Catholics (and some who are not!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter.

How Do They Choose the Pope?

So how do they choose the Pope?  Since a Pope hasn’t abdicated since the 1400′s this will be a new  experience for all of us. And how do they change the color of the smoke from black to white? Straight from the Wikipedia page about PAPAL CONCLAVE: Originally, damp straw was added to the fire... Read more »

Pope Benedict XVI Announces His Resignation

Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are... Read more »
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I Will Make You Fishers of Men

When I was a little girl, I used to go to a little church around the corner with some of the neighborhood kids. It was a big deal to be picked to go up on the stage (yes, they had a stage) and help illustrate the songs we sang. One of those songs, was “I... Read more »