Posts in category "Religion"

A Birthday Card for Jesus

A Birthday Card for Jesus
Dear Jesus Our Savior … this is kind of hard Today is Your Birthday, should we write You a card? But where do we start?  And what can we say? On This Your Great Feast, that we call Christmas Day We can say “Welcome Home,” that is how we’ll begin Because when You were born, there... Read more »

Dear Santa

Dear Santa
Dear Santa, I have never written a letter to you before. Growing up, I never believed in you.  According to my parents, at the age of three, I discovered them putting presents under the tree.  They saw no need to make excuses so that was that. Christmas lost its magic.  I wasn’t a Christian either... Read more »

Why would you want to shop on Thanksgiving Day?

I wrote this last year.  My worst fears have come true!  Many stores are opening Thanksgiving Day. Why would you want to shop on Thanksgiving Day? I have never been a fan of shopping on Black Friday so I can’t imagine shopping on Thanksgiving Day.  I’ve only gone once and that cured me forever.  I... Read more »
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Pray for the forgotten

Pray for the forgotten
“Pray for the forgotten,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus Address delivered for the Feast of All Souls. In November, Catholics pray for the forgotten.  We all want to be remembered.  Some of us more than others. My mother-in-law died on my daughter’s first birthday and my father-in-law died five years later on my niece’s... Read more »

My least favorite time of year

My least favorite time of year is when the political ads on TV and phone calls incessantly fill my life.  Facebook is filled with everyone’s opinion on politics and my head starts to hurt and then explode. There are many pro-life voices in the world, but none as eloquent as Dr. Alveda King. Please “pray... Read more »

The two videos that rendered me speechless

The two videos that appear below, rendered me speechless and in total awe of the God given talents that people have. Sister Cristina was the winner of the Italian version of The Voice a while back. Her album is coming out soon. Friar Gabriel has many talents. Singing and skateboarding being two of them. You... Read more »
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You can go home again

The first stop on our tour is this church.  I don't recall it being there when I was a kid and the building looks fairly new.
There’s an old saying, “you can’t go home again,” but I have many times.  I live just a few blocks from where I was raised and sometimes when I go on my walk, I visit the neighborhood where I grew up. Come walk with me: I hope you enjoyed our little walk and I hope you... Read more »

Being Bullied

I wrote this piece three years ago, but I thought it appropriate to publish it again.  Being bullied can stay with a child for years. October is a crowded month.  Hispanic Heritage and Breast Cancer Awareness is but two of the many causes being touted.  It is also Bullying Prevention Month.  Something I know a little bit about. All... Read more »

Do you go to confession?

Do you go to confession?
Do you go to confession?  Do you still go to a priest one on one?  Or do you just do the Communal Confession at Mass? One of my Facebook followers sent me this message: Hi there,Been trying to find some pages “Catholic related” came across yours.  I am in my late 40′s raising Catholic children in... Read more »
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Come Sunday

Come Sunday is the classic song written by Duke Ellington and performed in the video with Mahalia Jackson. If you are a certain age, like I am, you remember a time when everything was closed on Sunday. I mean everything.  You couldn’t get a gallon of milk or eggs.  You couldn’t even buy anything at... Read more »