Archive for April 2013

Lessons in Humility

The past couple of weeks at work have been lessons in humility for me.  I work in retail and instead of my usual customer service duties, I found myself on a ladder or on the floor complete with rubber gloves and a battery-operated toothbrush! “No one can come to the knowledge of God except through... Read more »

Do You Pray for Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

Jesus said to “pray for our enemies.” Do you pray for Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev the alleged Boston Bombing suspects? Jesus said to pray for your enemies: There is a 19 y/o man just taken into custody who has injuries. You know what to do. (@mapleanglican ) — Unvirtuous Abbey (@UnvirtuousAbbey) April 20, 2013  ... Read more »

Good Shepherd Sunday: Finding Consolation in His Voice

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we hear our risen Lord console us, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27-3.  My daughter and I have always found consolation in that phrase especially when her dad, (my husband) sings it. During Thursday’s rainstorms we were spared the flooding that many of my friends... Read more »

The Boston Marathon Explosion

Another tragedy:  the Boston Marathon Explosion. Here’s an amazing video of the first explosion. “As reports of death and injuries are reported, we ask you to please turn to the Lord each time to pray for them and for those who love them that they would receive the consolation of the Holy Spirit, the mercy of God,... Read more »

Understanding the Eucharist by Scott Hahn

At the heart of the Catholic faith is the Holy Eucharist (and the Precious Blood), but an understanding of the Holy Eucharist seems to be lacking, even among Catholics, which is why we have Scott Hahn. I have been reading more and more about abuses of the Eucharist within our church and it really is... Read more »

First the Grace, then the Purification, then the Mission

“So it always goes with the God of the Bible:  first the grace, then the purification, then the mission.”  Fr. Robert Barron In today’s readings, Jesus (on His return from death) has a little picnic on the beach and questions His disciples on their love for Him. They don’t dare ask, “Who are you?,” because... Read more »

Gay Marriage and the Breakdown of Moral Argument

If you eliminate “Gay Marriage” from the title, this pretty much applies to everything. In today’s culture we have have a breakdown of moral argument in general. Everyone is “screaming” from their keyboard to be heard. I’ve also noticed that for the most part, when it comes to religion, no one really wants to hear... Read more »

What Gives Me Hope for the Catholic Church?

What gives me hope for the Catholic Church?  It’s certainly not stories like this one.  Or the many others that I come across either in print or on the internet. Those stories break my heart on many levels. A priest attacking a child has to be the worst form of evil. My emotions run from... Read more »

Unless I See ... I Will Not Believe

 “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” … was Thomas’ response on hearing Jesus had risen from the dead.  Thomas needed hardcore proof... Read more »