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Traveling to Chicago

Traveling to Chicago
After what seemed like an endless pandemic and a brutal winter, Chicago is opening!  Outdoor activities, restaurants, worship sites, retail stores and museums are awaiting an eager public.  Myself included. Last year was filled with disappointments from the deaths of friends and family to the cancellations of travel.  Despite that, I felt blessed.  Immediate family... Read more »

What are you doing to prevent getting the Coronavirus?

What are you doing to prevent getting the Coronavirus?
What are you doing to prevent getting the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19)? One of the practices of staying healthy is washing your hands.  The consensus is that you sing Happy Birthday twice as you do this for the maximum affect of killing germs. While scrolling through Facebook the other day, I saw the suggestion... Read more »

Loving the Leaves on Valentine's Day by Archbishop Fulton Sheen

                Valentine’s Day is approaching and the flower of the day is usually roses.  Archbishop Fulton Sheen has a different perspective. “The tragedy of the world is that so many are unloved. Roses always look beautiful and smell sweet, and hence they are a prize to be possessed.... Read more »

Taking care of Nadine

In the last two years of Nadine’s life, I took care of her. Nadine was my neighbor of many years and she often babysat for my children. Sometimes we would be talking in our alley or run into each other on the street and she would say, “I can come over and watch the kids.... Read more »

Reflections on Today's Readings

Faith is a choice.  We make a personal choice to believe in something or not.  As Catholics, we still make choices within our faith. In the last four weeks, the Gospel has focused on the Eucharist.  Even the songs we have chosen to sing at Mass have revolved around that.  The Eucharist is “a daily... Read more »

Will You Join Team Bullied?

All through grade school and high school I was bullied.  I guess I could list the “usual” reasons why I was bullied.  I was an only child and I was small for my age.  I was scared and cried easily when I was picked on, but there were other factors involved, too. My mother didn’t allow... Read more »

On The Way To Becoming Who I Am by Dr. Alfreda King

Just the other day, I caught myself judging others Oh, brother I can’t begin to tell you the pitfalls of such folly Oh golly! There was the young lady with the weave of purple hair How can she dare? I wondered, with my skirt split up my thigh, Oh, my.  I had an excuse of... Read more »

Trying to Learn Humility From St. John Neumann

“Many think that being “spiritual” has to be supernatural, preternatural, exotic, and even weird.  But a person who is truly spiritual simply asks the Holy Spirit to inspire, guide and direct him in the natural things of life and then goes about his business.  Like John Neumann.” – Bert Ghezzi, Voices of the Saints John... Read more »

Pope Benedict XVI and Blessed John Paul II Speak About the Holy Family

“The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love … The family is an intermediate institution between individuals and society, and nothing can completely take its place … The Family is a necessary good for peoples, an indispensable foundation for society and a great and lifelong treasure for couples.... Read more »

Veterans Day 11/11/11

We live the way we live in this country because of men and women who are brave enough to do what most of us wouldn’t dream of doing. Thank you seems so ridiculously small, so I invite you to to to be active today even if that action is by opening your wallet and donating... Read more »