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What gifts will we bring the Baby Jesus?

What gifts will we bring the Baby Jesus?
On the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the Magi brings the baby gifts.  In his homily, our pastor asked us what gifts will we bring the Baby Jesus.  My first thought was an Amazon gift card!  Getting past my materialism, I started to think about it seriously. Our Lord is brand new as... Read more »

Ten Years of Being Catholic Really

Ten Years of Being Catholic Really
On November 3, 2010, I wrote my first post for ChicagoNow under the name of Being Catholic … Really.  On November 4, I created the Facebook page with the same title.  Ten years later, here I am still celebrating, writing, creating and posting about the Catholic faith. The realization that ten years went by is... Read more »

Reading books during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading books during the COVID-19 pandemic
Reading has always been a part of my life.  I have my father to thank for that.  So when the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown first began in March of this year, I looked forward to two weeks of just reading book after book.  As you are well aware, two weeks turned into six months and counting.... Read more »
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Be grateful that you're bored during the COVID-19 pandemic

Be grateful that you're bored during the COVID-19 pandemic
The other night, as I began my prayers, I hesitated for a moment.  Then I prayed: Thank you Lord, for my being bored today. The reason I prayed that was because I realized I had the opportunity to be bored.  I woke up that morning, got dressed, walked my daughter’s dog, did the dishes, did... 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 »

Thanksgiving hope and change

Thanksgiving hope and change
Recently I gave a speech at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church.  It was at the last 5 PM Mass ever.  Normally the 5 PM Mass stops for the summer and resumes in the fall.  This year, the 5 PM Mass is being discontinued at St. Therese, resuming at St. Barbara which has been combined with... Read more »
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Thirty Years Ago Today

I wrote this four years ago.  Today my husband and I are celebrating 34 years of marriage: From today’s first reading: Brothers and sisters: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as... Read more »

Failing Miserably at Lent

I’m failing miserably at Lent! Everything I had planned to give up mysteriously creeped back into my daily routine. What happened?  I don’t know.  Bad habits die hard and they die even harder when fighting the forces of evil.  My tights and cape have lost their super powers and all those bracelets I own that begin... Read more »

Novena Prayer to St. Joseph

The following is the Novena Prayer to St. Joseph which starts today (March 10) and ends on March 18.  St. Joseph’s feast day is March 19. St. Joseph is the patron saint against doubt, against hesitation, for the Americas, bursars, cabinetmakers, Canada, carpenters, Catholic Church , confectioners, craftsmen, Croatian people , dying people, emigrants, engineers,... Read more »
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Do You Want to Become the New Pope? Here's How!

Are you thinking about becoming the Pope? Well, you might not have enough time to get your act together this time, but maybe you’ll have a shot at it after this one. Here’s what you need to do: Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your... Read more »