Archive for May 2011

A Shattered Afternoon

It was a beautiful day.  It began slightly overcast, but the sun managed to finally show itself and the world became bright, beautiful and full of spring colors once more. And then I heard the shots.  At first I dismissed them until I saw people coming out of the business across the street.  Then the police... Read more »

The Bulls Lose, Oprah's Last Show And My Fellow Branches

The Bulls lost last night, Oprah’s last show is today, and me?  I’m celebrating my 200th article today! Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that... Read more »

Is It Over Yet?

Today it’s supposed to all end!  Yep, May 21st.  To be honest, I read the article, but I didn’t watch the video of the 89 year old minister who is predicting the end of life as we know it.  God bless him! Jesus said, “But about that day or hour no one knows,  neither the angels... Read more »

His Mother Waited Patiently For Me

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You have faith in God; have faith also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and... Read more »

Where And When Do You Pray?

Where and when do you pray?  Do you have a set time and place?  A little corner of the house where you have access to a Bible, journal and a rosary?  (Women are probably nodding yes right now and men are shaking their heads no!) It’s a good idea to have a corner to go... Read more »

In The Light Of Christ

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.  And if anyone hears... Read more »

Civil Unions: Do You Want to be Married or Do You Want to be Able to Divorce?

I’ve been thinking about civil unions quite a bit lately.   So much so that I started remembering a couple of guys I knew “back in the day.” One of them was a college student who quietly came out to his friends.  He was not about to tell his family under any circumstances.  He would... Read more »

A Gentle Reminder

Beloved: If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.... Read more »

unPLANNED by Abby Johnson

I read Abby Johnson’s book, unPLANNED.  It is a rare look at the abortion issue from both sides of the “fence.”  As a young college girl, she volunteered for Planned Parenthood and rose through the ranks (even getting an Employee of the Year Award) of the organization in her eight years there. Abby grows from that naive young... Read more »

Conversion and the Most Precious Gift

Today’s first reading is Saul’s (later St. Paul) conversion story and in the Gospel Jesus is trying to explain the Eucharist to the Jews.  Busy day in the Liturgy! Saul was used to killing Christians, not being one.  Saul’s blindness to the faith is literal as well as spiritual.  This might fall under the category of... Read more »