Archive for August 2011

The Rosary is a Place

I came across this great article by Jennifer Fulwiler on how she used to pray the rosary.  I say used to.  Apparently she missed the whole point of the rosary, which is to meditate on the mysteries.  Her mind would drift to her own life – not Christ’s. My story is similar to Ms. Fulwiler’s.  Just... Read more »

Does God Really Allow Hurricane Irene and the Kardashians?

Maybe we have too much media.  Everywhere I look, there’s a Kardashian face, another reality show “star” or the “latest” musical flavor of the month that needs to be auto-tuned. When Hurricane Irene threatened the east coast, for once the news was actually about the news.  Even the politicians got quiet and that says a... Read more »

Don't Call Yourself a Catholic

You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; the word of the LORD has brought me derision and... Read more »

St. Monica and Her Son, St. Augustine: Role Models for Today

“My son, as to me, I no longer find any pleasure in this life.  What more I have to do here and why I am still here I do not know, since I have no longer anything to hope for in this world.  There was only one reason why I wanted to stay a little... Read more »

Let's Sing: Eucharistic Litany

Bread of life, saving cup, feed our hungry souls with you. Nourish us, strengthen us; by your presence in this meal may we be one. Behold the Lamb of God, Bread of life, saving cup, Who takes away our sins, Nourish us, strengthen us. We’re blest and called to dine, Bread of life, saving cup,... Read more »

Be Prepared and Stay Awake!

Jesus said to his disciples: “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too,... Read more »

Transparent: To be the Lantern Not the Light

The angel spoke to me, saying, “Come here. I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It gleamed with the splendor of God. Its radiance was like that... Read more »

Exposing the Pharisees

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean.” – From today’s Gospel, Matthew 23:23-26 In my Weekday Missal, the Gospel is... Read more »

A Special Request

Dearest Mother, Today is the Memorial of your Queenship in Heaven.  Please grant those nearest and dearest to you, a special intercession to your Son, so that those in true need receive their answered prayer.  I ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus.  Amen.

You Are Peter ... Louise Perrotta

In the popular imagination, the head of the apostles has been typecast as a sort of bouncer at the doors of a celestial supper club – Saint Peter at the pearly gates.  Though this picture may make for a few good jokes, it does not fit his actual job description. Jesus Christ, in fact, is... Read more »